Luke hands over fundraising baton after making £4,000

Charmouth resident Luke Bearpark pictured at his Children in Need bake sale, with Kayley Farmer who will take over the annual event next year

CHARMOUTH resident Luke Bearpark doubled his fundraising target for the Children in Need appeal, making a total of £2,000 through events and donations.

Teenager Luke has been raising funds for the charity by hosting a bake sale in the village centre for years.

As his last year as a ‘child’, Luke set himself the target of raising £1,000 for this year’s appeal, before handing the fundraising baton over to fellow Charmouth resident Kayley Farmer.

Alongside his annual bake sale, he also organised a bingo night, raising £338.50, and a quiz night, which made a total of £200.10, both held at The George in Charmouth.

The bake sale raised a further £735.56 and personal donations and a collection tin in Charmouth Stores brought the final total up to £2,000.42.

This year’s funds bring Luke’s total made for Children in Need since he started fundraising to £4,200.

He said: “Charmouth, you truly are amazing and thank you for supporting my fundraising efforts over the years. You really have shown your spots and raised lots for BBC Children in Need!

“I happily hand over the baton so to speak to Kayley Farmer, who is taking over the reigns of the bake sale as off next year.”

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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