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Adur & Worthing Councils' Great Harvey's Bake Off!

Released: Wednesday, 05 April 2017

On Thursday 13th April 2017, at 10:00am, Adur & Worthing Councils' Parks team will be unveiling a major refurbishment of play equipment for Hamble Recreation Ground and Playground in Sompting and invite all to attend.

Guest of honour will be local schoolboy Jack Chandler (aged 6) who will be selling cakes in aid of Harvey's Gang, a national charity named after one of his former classmates at Sompting Village Primary School. Harvey Buster Baldwin lost his battle with Leukaemia in October 2014, having contracted it at just 4 years old.

The refurbishment of the Hamble Recreation Ground and Playground followed an extensive consultation process, with local children leading the way. They were given the chance to let the Councils team know what new play equipment they wanted and their ideas have helped form the finished design.

The refurbishment has cost £88,000; which includes contributions of £3,000 from Sompting Parish Council and £15,000 from Sompting Big Local.

Along with the help of 15 friends and family, including his little brother Henry (4), Jack will spend his Easter holidays baking a range of cakes to raise funds for this cause close to his heart. On offer will be; Haribo cakes, chocolate cupcakes and Malteser cakes,

Jack says:

“I got the idea to do this because I read a Horrid Henry book called 'Horrid Henry gets Rich Quick'' and he had a sale to get money for himself. I wanted to do this but the other way round, I don't want the money, I want to give it to people that need it more than me, I wanted the money to go to Harvey's Gang charity because Harvey went to my school.”

“I could have sold cakes outside of my house but then I thought that not many people would pass by so I wouldn't make much money. Then, I thought when the park is finished it will be really busy there, we could sell the cakes at the park.”

Adur District Council Executive Member for Environment, Councillor Emma Evans, adds:

“Of course we were delighted to help Jack out with his fund raising plans. What he is doing is very admirable, and we are thrilled he wanted to use our park to sell his cakes and to raise as much money as possible for this local charity, one that obviously has huge support here in Adur and across West Sussex.”

See also:

Photo: Jack Chandler (6) Sompting Village Primary School

PR17-033 - Jack Chandler - Great Harvey's Bake Off

Major refurbishment of play equipment for Hamble Recreation Ground and Playground

PR17-033 - Hamble Recreation Ground and playground


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