Last year, six-year-old Eileanór Phelan, of Furze Platt Road, hosted a cake sale for World Wildlife Fund (WWF). On Saturday, she turned her attention to homeless people in Maidenhead with a tea party in aid of The Brett Foundation.
St Mark’s Methodist Church in Allenby Road was packed with supporters keen for a taste of Eileanór’s home made cakes. As well as cakes, there was a raffle and a glittery face painting stand, which proved popular with a long queue throughout the day.
“I wanted to raise money for the homeless because they don’t have houses or anything, I think it is sad,” said the St Edmund Campion pupil. “There are more people here than came for my WWF one, I raised £120 for that.”
Eileanór was nicknamed the ‘Cake Crusader’ by the Advertiser after last year’s effort, a name mum Kelly said it has stuck. Kelly helped Eileanór organise the event. She said: “It has been very busy, much bigger than expected. “She said to me, it would be so much fun if we could raise a bit more than before.”
A total of £510 was raised for The Brett Foundation which was set up by Maidenhead Foodshare’s Sue Brett and helps families and individuals in need.
The Brett Foundation is blown away that such a special young lady as such a young age has raised a staggering amount of money for our charity, which is going to change the lives of one of our homeless guests as the money raised will be used towards a deposit for a room.
Thank you Eileanor, what a very special young lady you are for making a life changing difference to the lives of those who we help. You are truly a very special person. x