Sick children get cake donation

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POORLY children will enjoy tucking into a giant cake donated by a group of business people.

Members of Business Network International’s George Chapter handed over the tasty treat to Sunderland Royal Hospital’s children’s ward.

It was created by George member Gemma Lupton, of South Hylton-based cake makers and decorators, Vanilla Lace.

Hospital ward manager Maria Lynn was delighted to receive the sweet treat on behalf of her young patients.

She said: “This is a wonderful gift which I’m sure all the children will enjoy.

“It’s so nice for local businesses to get involved with sick children in this way and I hope we can work together in the future.

“Please thank everyone who is part of the George Chapter of BNI.”

The Wearside business group meets over breakfast at 7am every Friday, at The Wessington, in Sunderland, to generate business for themselves and each other.

In the last year, a staggering 1,376 referrals have exchanged hands, worth in excess of £140,000 to the Sunderland economy.

Chapter members come from a wide range of businesses, but unlike many networking groups, only one representative from a particular profession is allowed to attend the meeting.

The George Chapter is keen to welcome visitors and has vacancies for members in the sign writing, insurance, plastering, travel agency and kitchen installation businesses.

Interested businesses can contact Chris Williamson on tel. 07713 167002