All manner of mouthwatering homemade cakes were on display in Botley Market Hall as part of a national ‘Cake Bake event’ in aid of the charity Cardiac Risk in The Young (CRY).
The event was organised by local couple Graham and Anne Hunter in memory of their daughter Claire Reed who died suddenly two years ago aged 22 – a victim of Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome.
Volunteers baked and served up cups of tea accompanied by a variety of colourful cakes which were eagerly consumed by visitors who included Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies – a keen supporter of the Charity’s aims.
There was a tombola and a raffle for a bottle of House of Commons Hampshire white wine signed by the Prime Minister, David Cameron and visitors were entertained by the singing by local choir ‘ Singsational Voices’.
Fund raising by Claire’s friends and family has paid for free cardiac screening sessions for young people in order to try and identify those who might be at risk of a sudden cardiac death.
The Cake Bake event raised £572 that will go to Claire’s CRY memorial account to fund more heart screenings of young people locally.