Easter cake designed by Roedean pupil delivered to the Alex

Roedean pupils donated Easter eggs and took part in a competition to design an Easter...

Chloe and Alice from the Play Team with Matilda and Jodie from Roedean School

Roedean pupils donated Easter eggs and took part in a competition to design an Easter cake for NHS staff to support Rockinghorse Children’s Charity.

Roedean, the well-known independent day and boarding school for girls in East Brighton, has supported Rockinghorse for several years by organising Easter Egg collections, helping at the Brighton Marathon, and donating to the charity.

But for a second year in a row, they also wanted to do something to recognise the staff at the Alex and all the wonderful work they do during what has been an extremely stressful and pressurised time.

The fabulous cake

So, they challenged their Year 7 students to design an Easter cake for the staff at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital. Jodie Chamberlain, Head of Year 7 at Roedean, explained more: “Roedean have supported Rockinghorse for about six years and we’re committed to carrying on this support into the future. The charity so well known to the school as they are so close by and is such an amazing and inspiring charity.

“The Easter egg collection and cake competition is a great way for the girls to show their gratitude to the NHS and we really hope everyone in the Alex can enjoy a slice of this delicious cake!”

The competition was judged by the school’s expert pastry chef, Ruth Sambrook, and the opportunity to see their design made into a real cake by Ruth proved to be really popular with many entries received from across year 7.

Rainbow inside and out!

The fabulous winning design was created by Matilda Hedley as a celebration of the 55th anniversary of Rockinghorse Children’s Charity. Matilda said: “I decided on the number to represent the anniversary of Rockinghorse, and I chose the blue icing as it matched their colours.

“Then I decided to use the rainbow cake and decorations because it reminds me of happy things and of the NHS. I think everyone at the hospital really deserves this cake for all their hard work.”

The final cake looked wonderful when it was finished and delivered to the Alex along with 40 Easter Eggs donated by the Year 7 pupils.

And the staff were more than happy to accept it with Alice from the Play Team at the Alex commenting: “This cake is amazing! We can’t wait to share it around our colleagues at the hospital. Having the support of the local community means so much to us and really gives us all a great boost. Thanks so much to all the brilliant pupils and staff from Roedean for all their support and generosity.”

And if you would like to donate Easter eggs to children spending the Eater weekend in hospital across Sussex, just contact us on 01273 330044 or email: enquiries@rockinghorse.org.uk