Published: 17/06/2017 17:00 - Updated: 16/06/2017 17:13

Sunflower cupcakes rake in thousands of pounds for Highland Hospice

Written byRachel Treasurer

Harry Gow and his staff present the cheque to Lisa Long.
Harry Gow and his staff present the cheque to Lisa Long.

AN Inverness bakery has brought in a windfall of more than £4000 for a regional charity with the sale of special cupcakes.

Harry Gown Bakery promised to give the Highland Hospice the full £1 sales price of each sunflower cupcake sold from April 25 until the end of May.

Across the Highlands more than 4000 cupcakes were sold branded with the hospice’s signature yellow sunflower.

Corporate fundraiser for the charity Lisa Long met with Harry Gown and his team to accept the cheque for £4050.

She thanked them for their support and said: “We’re so grateful to the team at Harry Gown who have created such a beautiful cake, and for donating every single penny of the full £1 retail price to Highland Hospice.”

The hospice supports people and their families in dealing with life-shortening illnesses in the Highlands to live the best possible life and prepare for the best possible death.

Director at Harry Gow Bakery, Fraser Gow wanted to thank their loyal customers for all their support that allowed them to donate so much to the charity.

He said: “During the month of May we traditionally give away 50 per cent of sales from a cupcake but we just felt we should donate the whole thing to the hospice.

“We are delighted to donate to such a worthwhile, local charity.

“It is the most we have ever raised from the cupcake appeal and we wouldn’t be able to do it without our customers.”

The hospice is an independent charity reliant on the community. The NHS provides an annual grant but it still needs additional funds of more than £7000 a day to cover the costs of delivering all its services.

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