Milly’s baking bonanza for Children in Need

November 24 2016

Milly Balla-Davis aged 10, of St. Bonaventures RC School, Bishopston has used the Great British Bake-Off as inspiration to raise money for this years Children In Need event.

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Milly Balla-Davis aged 10, of St. Bonaventures RC School, Bishopston has used the Great British Bake-Off as inspiration to raise money for this years Children In Need event.

Designing and baking her ‘limited edition’ chocolate Pudsey cupcakes and even making a display box, she hit the Gloucester Road to start her fundraising and those kind locals did not disappoint! Over two days selling the cakes for 50p each she collected a wonderful £67.03 in donations!

After emailing the BBC to let them know of her fundraising efforts, she was invited along to the Children In Need Live event at the The Mall, Cribbs Causeway. Points West news anchors Alex Lovell and Sabet Choudhury hosted the local link up with the main programme and Milly was interviewed live on the show, proudly telling Alex all about her cakes and later, off camera shared one of her cupcakes with Alex - who of course made a donation to Milly's collection.

Milly later appeared on BBC Radio Bristol in the evening, interviewed with her parents, Zita Balla-Davis and Paul Davis.

Milly’s father is a member of the North Bristol Artists group and said: "Milly started raising money for Children in Need at my exhibition on the North Bristol Art Trail two years ago, selling loom-band bracelets for 50p and raising over £38. This year she has through her own initiative and hard work already exceeded that target and we are so proud of her! The cakes taste fantastic and Milly is a shrewd fundraiser as well a Great ‘Bristol’ baker"

Milly will be selling more cakes on Gloucester Road and on the North Bristol Art Trail (Venue 28) on the upcoming weekend of 26/27th November and hopes to exceed her target of raising over £100 for Children In Need. 

More trail information including a map of all venues and artist details can be found at www.northbristolartists.org.uk