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STAR TURN: Dornoch siblings sell home-made cakes in aid of Ukrainian refugees after being left 'sad and upset' by TV coverage of impact of Russian invasion

By Caroline McMorran

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TWO young Dornoch siblings have raised £510 for Ukrainian refugees by selling home baking at a community event.

Grandmother Eileen Mackay said Amy (10) and Ross (8) Mackay, of Lednabirichen, wanted to do something for the beleaguered country after watching the news.

Ross and Amy Mackay
Ross and Amy Mackay

She said: “Amy and Ross were really sad and upset at the pictures of the Ukrainian families trying to get on trains.

“We have always baked together and they suggested selling cakes and the opportunity came up to take a stall at a sale in Fountain Road Hall, Golspie, on March 12.”

The siblings made around 200 cupcakes and stayed up until 2.30am the day before the sale to decorate them, getting up at 6.30am to finish off.

Family members helped by making fruit loaves, gingerbread and tablet.

Ross and Amy decorated donation tubs in the colours of the Ukrainian flag.

“To be honest, we thought they had been over-enthusiastic with the amount of cakes they made and we were sure we would be coming home with them,” said Mrs Mackay.

“But every item sold and they were so grateful to the people who purchased cakes and gave donations.We are so proud of their efforts to help those in desperate need.”

Amy and Ross have presented the money raised to Blythswood Care.

Are you running an event in aid of Ukraine? Email: newsdesk@hnmedia.co.uk

Amy and her brother made around 200 cupcakes.
Amy and her brother made around 200 cupcakes.

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