More than R6 000 raised for Cupcakes of Hope

Susan Middleton, Pontsho Thinane, Martina Geoghegan and Debbie de Koning help sell cupcakes at St Teresa's. Photo: Laura Pisanello


St Teresa’s School in Rosebank collaborated with Tsogo Sun on 31 October to sell 600 cupcakes at the school to raise money for the Cancer Foundation.

The Cupcakes of Hope initiative raises money for children suffering from cancer by selling cupcakes at various events throughout the year.

The last remaining cupcakes to be sold at St Teresa’s to raise money for Cupcakes of Hope. Photo: Laura Pisanello

The cupcakes were donated to St Teresa’s by the Tsogo Sun team as a part of their corporate social investment (CSI) project. The cupcakes were then sold to the schoolchildren and teachers, with the money being donated to Cupcakes of Hope.

Debbie de Koning, the marketing manager for St Teresa’s said she was approached by the Tsogo Sun team and was more than happy to get involved with the initiative. “All the cupcakes sold out,” she said. “We managed to raise R6 400 for the Cupcakes of Hope.”

The school also hosted a raffle, with the prize being a cake also donated by Tsogo Sun. Regina O’Sullivan, in Grade 9, won the lucky draw.

Fikile Khoza, Elizabeth Kemp, Fatima Karani and Letaria Pillay of Tsogo Sun help sell cupcakes at St Teresa’s. Photo: Laura Pisanello

Letaria Pillay of Tsogo Sun, said, “Tsogo Sun does three CSI’s a year and we do it as a node, so it’s Hyde Park, 54 on Bath and the Crowne Plaza, so we joined together and decided to do this as our CSI project.

“We chose do work with St Teresa’s because it’s conveniently down the road [from the Crowne Plaza] and we know St Teresa’s does a lot of CSI during the year as well so we thought it would work well.”

Volunteers gather to help sell cupcakes for Cupcakes of Hope. Photo: Laura Pisanello

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