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Vegan treats raise funds for good cause in Dorchester
CAMPAIGNERS who got baking for their cause managed to raise some serious dough thanks to the generous people of Dorchester.
Volunteers from Compassionate Dorset cooked up tasty treats for their annual vegan cake sale in South Street in the county town.
Shoppers were able to enjoy coffee and walnut cake, Dorset apple cake, iced cupcakes, cookies and other delights.
The sale proved so popular the volunteers raised £230.40 for their cause – £100 more than last year.
Compassionate Dorset co-founder Sandra Hood said: “People were just wowed by the fact all the cakes and biscuits looked and tasted so lovely without using any animal ingredients.
“Even some of our bakers who had never made cakes without eggs before were amazed how easy and great they were.
“The coffee and walnut cake sold out straight away. People said they could smell it from down the other end of town, and the kids loved the giant choc chip cookies.”
The cake sale was part of Bake with Compassion Month, aimed at raising awareness for charity Compassion in World Farming.
Volunteers at the stall in Dorchester were joined by mascot Percy the Pig, who enjoyed meeting youngsters while raising awareness of the Project Pig campaign to improve the conditions of pigs in Europe.
Fellow Compassionate Dorset co-founder Anna Celeste Watson, who helped organise the event, said: “I am absolutely thrilled we made so much and that we continue to have such great support from our local community for farm animal welfare, and it’s amazing there are so many vegans here in Dorchester too who aren’t usually catered for.
“I especially want to thank our volunteers, we couldn’t do any of this without them.”
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