With a little help from my children: Bake-off success for St Bartholomew’s

02 Sep 2016

Katie was diagnosed with Follicular Lymphoma in 2014 and is undergoing treatment at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. This summer, following an idea from her children Henry and Meredith, they held a cake sale to raise funds in thanks for the care she’s received.

A friend of Katie's with Henry A friend of Katie's with Henry Some of the cakes on offer

It was Katie’s son Henry’s idea to set up a cake sale in aid of St Bartholomew’s after choosing us as their charity.

Together they’ve raised a wonderful £149, which will all go directly to helping patients get the best care possible.

Henry’s seven years old and with his big sister Meredith, nine, they baked all the cakes themselves.

Katie said: “My children were five and seven when I was diagnosed. They’ve been real superstars throughout.

“Henry in particular is a keen baker. He chose Barts Charity as the hospital have taken such good care of me.”

Follicular lymphoma is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, with lymphoma being the most common type of blood cancer.* Katie’s been undergoing treatment at St Bartholomew’s since early 2015.

Also pictured are friends of Katie’s who were treated at St Bartholomew’s as well. Kate added: “My friends spoke highly of St Bartholomew’s as they had received such amazing care: we all agree it is a fantastic place.” 

Our thanks go to Katie and of course Henry (a budding Paul Hollywood perhaps?) and Meredith for choosing to raise funds for the hospital in this way.

*For more information, visit the NHS website.

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