Sisters get baking for bicycle charity

Sisters Caitlin Arlett, eight, and Amelia Arlett, 12, at their cake sale
Sisters Caitlin Arlett, eight, and Amelia Arlett, 12, at their cake sale
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TWO Shoreham sisters baked cakes galore to raise money for charity.

Eastbrook Primary Academy pupil Caitlin Arlett, eight, and Shoreham Academy student Amelia Arlett, 12, baked and decorated about 200 cakes.

They then set up a stall at Halfords in Brighton Road, Shoreham, on Saturday, September 28, to sell the cakes to customers.

There was a range of tarts piled high with fresh fruit, cupcakes decorated with flowers, yellow-themed cakes in Union Flag cases and chocolate treats covered in sprinkles.

Mum Avril Arlett said: “They baked them all themselves. Customers were very generous and they raised £109.”

The money will go to Re-Cycle, Bicycle Aid for Africa, a charity which provides refurbished bicycles to help communities and individuals in Africa.

Halfords has a link to the charity, having held various events where customers took along unwanted bikes.

A spokesman for the charity said: “Transport and development go hand-in-hand.

“Virtually everything traded must be transported and almost everyone needs wheels to get to work or school.

“Simple, affordable transport generates income opportunities in developing countries, as well as saving lots of time and back-breaking work.”