Dashing students to raise cash for charity

A 'Dessert Dash' charity event is to be held in Dundee and Angus College on Wednesday to raise money for the Cot Death Trust. Promoting the fundraiser at the college were, from left; (back) Phillip Pozo, Lorna McNamara. (front) Shona Gowan, Robert Mair, Lisa Kettles.
A 'Dessert Dash' charity event is to be held in Dundee and Angus College on Wednesday to raise money for the Cot Death Trust. Promoting the fundraiser at the college were, from left; (back) Phillip Pozo, Lorna McNamara. (front) Shona Gowan, Robert Mair, Lisa Kettles.

An enterprise project at D&A College is hoping to use people’s love of a bargain and of cake to help the Scottish Cot Death Trust.

Shona Gowans and her fellow students have organised a ‘Dessert Dash’ and grand prize draw raffle at the Isla Building, from noon, on Wednesday, March 15.

Participants are split into teams and each team-member places a bid and their bids are then tallied.

The teams are then ranked by their tallied bids, with the highest placed team given a chance to ‘dash’ out and plant a flag in the cake of their choice. But they must be quick as the next ranked team is only three seconds behind them, and so on, until all are claimed.

Shona told the Herald: “Scottish Cot Death Trust is a charity very close to my heart as the support they gave me after I lost my son to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome was amazing. They do a really great job and it’s brilliant that I now have a chance to give something back.

“The tickets are first come first served, but we hope people will come and watch the dash, it will be funny!”

Donations of shop bought cakes are being accepted and if you would like to donate or get involved contact Shona on sho24@hotmail.co.uk.