THERE wasn't a soggy bottom in sight as the St Ambrose College's Justice and Peace Society raised £900 for Macmillan Cancer Care with a great charity Bake Off.

Pupils, their mums and dads and kitchen staff baked hundreds of cakes, pastries and biscuits.

They were all eagerly devoured by friends, parents and relatives during an afternoon tea at the Catholic grammar school in Hale Barns.

Hannan Sarwar, who is chairman of the St. Ambrose Justice and Peace Society, said: “Like any large community we have many people who have been affected by cancer with pupils, family members and staff living with the illness and we want to bring our community together to recognise their struggle and do something positive to help.”

Troy Wood, a fellow committee member and helper, added: “Macmillan Cancer Care is a truly wonderful charity and it's important that organisations all over the country come together to recognise the contribution they make to national life.”

Religious education teacher Shelley McCrory, who oversaw the event, said: “We had a massive turn out of friends and parents and the hundreds of cakes we baked were soon nothing but crumbs.

"The boys take full ownership of all their projects, devising planning and then delivering some fantastic events throughout the year.

“They are so good, they really need little supervision.”