In June Toby took part in 'the fiver challenge' as part of maths week at school. He had the challenge of setting up a mini business to create products or services that can be sold to make a profit. He was given £5 by the school which was to be returned when his business had started to make money. Toby and his team decided they would buy sweets for a toy grabber machine he owns and charge children to play the game and would buy ingredients to make cake pops to sell additionally.
The boys made posters advertising the sale and displayed them around the school and Toby spent the whole evening prior to the sale making and decorating cake pops. After school on the day of the sale the boys set up a table in the playground and started selling their cake pops and had very soon earned the £5 they needed to return to the school. They continued selling for an hour and had only a few cake pops left which it was agreed they could sell at break time the next day.
The final amounts raised were announced in assembly and Toby's team had raised the most money with a whopping £60. The children were able to decide what charity they would like to donate the money to and Toby felt very strongly that it should go to The Donkey Sanctuary. Toby showed the children leaflets about The Donkey Sanctuary and told them about the work Walter does. Toby and his sister both adopt donkeys at the Sanctuary (Walter and Millie) and visit them regularly.
This week Toby came in to the Sanctuary to meet Walter and give his wonderful donation to The Donkey Sanctuary team.
We would like to say a big thank you to Toby and his friends for all the hard work they put in to raising this amazing sum of money!