Tasty funds for charity

Emily Muter hands over a cheque for �600 to Lesley Henderson, founder of The Toby Henderson Trust.
Emily Muter hands over a cheque for �600 to Lesley Henderson, founder of The Toby Henderson Trust.

A 12-year-old who lives in Newbiggin did some great baking in aid of a Northumberland-based autism charity.

Emily Muter decided she would like to do something to help children on the autism spectrum and as she enjoys making cakes, she began selling them – initially to members of Crossroads Church in Ashington.

Once others heard about the initiative, friends, neighbours and members of staff from St Benedict’s RC Middle School, Ashington, supported Emily’s efforts.

Cakes were sold at £2 each over five weekends and she reached a total of £600 for The Toby Henderson Trust, despite breaking her arm at the beginning of week three.

Now attending St Benet Biscop Catholic Academy in Bedlington, Emily insisted on doing all she could by herself, only needing help when accessing the oven and dishes.