School cake sale for Worthing boy

Petrina Marsh and Megan Edwards at their cake sale
Petrina Marsh and Megan Edwards at their cake sale

TWO Worthing schoolgirls put their baking skills to the test to raise money for a sick three-year-old boy.

Our Lady of Sion pupils Megan Edwards and Petrina Marsh organised a cake sale in support of William Sainsbury, a three-year-old boy from Worthing who suffers from a rare, life-limiting disease called mucopolysaccharidosis.

William is awaiting a bone marrow transplant from his sister Grace later this month, and his family are raising money to ensure their home is fully sterilised upon his return to aid his recovery.

Year-eight pupils Megan and Petrina rallied up the members of their form to bake a huge array of cakes for the sale, which raised £115 in one morning after selling almost all of their hand-made produce.

The oven mitts came out after Megan’s mum told her daughter about William, who attends the playschool she works at.

Learning resource centre manager for the school, Judie Chambers, said: “The idea for the cake sale came from the two girls, and it is an example of how our pupils put the school’s motto of ‘Consideration Always’ into practice.”

For more information on William and his fund, visit