Guide Dog ‘Pupcakes’ Proving A Hit On Tresco

tresco pupcakes 1There’s been a recent craze for cupcakes. Now Tresco school pupils have gone one better, by baking and selling ‘pupcakes.’

The pupils have been producing doggy-themed treats in order to raise £1,500 for the Guide Dogs For The Blind Association by the end of the summer term.

After a few weeks they’ve already raised £300 and teacher Susannah Gates says both locals and visitors are being supportive of the children’s efforts.

Susannah says the children’s families have been taking it in turns to bake batches of the cakes, which have been “going in a flash.”

The youngsters have written to the charity to arrange a visit of a guide dog puppy and her owner and they’ll be coming over on the 23rd June, thanks to boat tickets provided by the Steamship Company and free accommodation from Tresco Estate.

Susannah says it’s a chance for the children to meet a guide dog and find out what its like to be blind.

And she says if they raise the full £1,500, they get to choose a name for the puppy, although that’s not as easy as it sounds. It has to be a two-syllable name, normally ending in an ‘ee’ sound.

Look out for the cake sales stand on the island.