Students at Bridlington School are delighted to have raised over £83 for Bridlington’s historic Priory Church selling homemade muffins last week.
The muffins were made during an inter-house baking competition and sold during lunch time and at the school’s production of The Whizz last Tuesday night.
15 students and 12 staff made the muffins in the school’s food technology rooms last Monday with Holmes House being crowned the overall winner.
Carrie Hentsch, the teacher who organised the competition said: “The muffins were a really good standard, I tasted them from each house and they were all lovely.
“The students were absolutely fantastic and the baking couldn’t have gone more smoothly.”
Bridlington School have chosen to support the Priory this year and are already planning a sporting event next term to raise more cash, after which all the money will be presented to the church.
Reverend Adrian Cragg of Bridlington Priory said: “At the Priory we welcome the local schools at Christmas and throughout the year.
“I would like to express my delight that Bridlington School have picked us as their chosen charity and we look forward to a long association with the school.
Fears were raised over the financial situation at the Priory in November after the Free Press revealed the town’s historic landmark was losing around £40,000 each year.
Since the launch of the Friends of Bridlington Priory Appeal, an initiative intended to encourage those outside of the congregation to donate money to the church, around 40 people have become friends, and steady progress is being made towards the building’s survival.
The Priory is still in need of money, though those at the church are hopeful that with the continued support of the community, the 12th Century landmark can get through this period of financial uncertainty.