Young entrepeneurs help out charity

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A GROUP of Carnoustie children gave the stars of the Apprentice a run for their money after setting up their own business to raise cash for charity.

Lucy Mineard (11) of MacDonald Smith Drive dreamed up the idea of having a cake stall in the street and involved fellow young residents Jack and Amy Hart, Emily Mineard, Katy Roberts, Ewan Nobel and Jack and Euan Caird.

The group then planned a cake stall with books and bric-a-brac before designing leaflets to inform their neighbours.

Along with their parents and grandparents, the children baked all of the cakes before selling them one afternoon last month.

And as the young business raised a commendable £120, they decided to donate the money to Macmillan nurses at Stracathro Hospital.

A presentation ceremony took place recently.

Nicki Adamson, mum of Jack and Amy, said: “They had their stall and the locals in the street came out to buy items. Cars were stopping and folk walking past bought cakes.

“In total they made £120 and decided to donate it to Macmillan nurses.

“This was a cause close to the heart of Jack, Amy and myself as my mum, Irene Adamson, sadly died last year from cancer. The kids felt a great loss and the Macmillan nurses were a great support.”

Six of the children handed money over to Macmillan nurse Lynne Reid at the hospital.

And Nicki added: “As a parent I am so so proud of all the children as are all the parents. This was all organised and executed by the youngsters. Little entrepreneurs we say!”