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Cake sale raises more than £4,600 in memory of Gidea Park teenager

PUBLISHED: 17:00 21 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:14 22 May 2018

Bake sale in memory of young teen, to raise money for Cardiac Risk in Young at Christ Eternity Church

Bake sale in memory of young teen, to raise money for Cardiac Risk in Young at Christ Eternity Church

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Lemon drizzle, red velvet and carrot cake were some of the many options available to Gidea Park residents attending a special bake sale held in memory of a teenager who died suddenly of a suspected heart problem.

Bake sale in memory of young teen, to raise money for Cardiac Risk in Young at Christ Eternity ChurchBake sale in memory of young teen, to raise money for Cardiac Risk in Young at Christ Eternity Church

Local businesses, the Mayor of Havering, Councillor Linda van den Hende, family and friends of Aashi Sinha, came together to raise £4,607 for the Cardiac Risk in Young (Cry) charity after the 18-year-old passed away unexpectedly on May 8, 2013.

Karthy Sooraj helped organise the bake sale with family and friends at the Christ Eternal High Priest Church in Brentwood Road, Romford on Saturday, May 19.

Bake sale in memory of young teen, to raise money for Cardiac Risk in Young at Christ Eternity Church
Rashmi Mane, Mayor, Linda Van Hende, and Alpa Shah.Bake sale in memory of young teen, to raise money for Cardiac Risk in Young at Christ Eternity Church Rashmi Mane, Mayor, Linda Van Hende, and Alpa Shah.

She told the Recorder: “It was fantastic. We had quite a few people from the local community who came, and they were really happy because there was so much variety of cakes.

“Aashi’s parents Dr Ajay Sinha and Dr Suman Sinha were very much touched with the help and support of family friends, community and local businesses to help for a great cause.

Dave Wheeler holding a Gateaux he baked for the annual bake sale held in memory of Aashi Sinha, with fellow Sainbury's colleagues who volunteered at the event. Photo: Karthy Sooraj.Dave Wheeler holding a Gateaux he baked for the annual bake sale held in memory of Aashi Sinha, with fellow Sainbury's colleagues who volunteered at the event. Photo: Karthy Sooraj.

“Everybody was so generous and they wanted to help in any way they could.”

The cake of the day was a three-tier red and white cake baked by Isabel Chesire from Bella Dory cakes in Romford.

Generous contributions came from Sainsbury’s Hornchurch, Watson Wonderful Cupcakes, Tesco, Gaz cakes, Sweet Rose Cakery in Upminster, Waitrose in Upminster and Percy Ingle supplied doughnuts.

Cry provides counselling and support to bereaved families as well as young individuals who may be diagnosed.

To donate to Cry, visit c-r-y.org.uk.

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