CUPCAKES with a difference helped a Bognor Regis hair salon keep abreast of its fundraising target.
The sweet treats were decorated by one of the clients of Lotus Styling, with edible bras for an unusual topping.
They were among some 115 cakes donated by the ten baking fans of the Aldwick Road salon. Most were beautifully-decorated cupcakes of various sizes, flavours and toppings. But there was also a sponge and a lemon drizzle cake.
An auction of the tasty delights last week raised £190 towards the £7,000 which the salon’s joint owner, Daren Terry, wants to donate to the Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.
He said: “We’ve raised about £4,500 in a year so far and I hope we can reach our target around next Easter. It will pay the hospice’s running costs for a day.”
Daren has backed the hospice at Poling since he gained sponsorshop for it when he was a Bognor Birdman as it was being built.
“As a father, I thought that losing a child must be one of the worst things in the world,” he said.
“I was invited to see the hospice. Once you’ve been there, and you see what the hospice does, you can never forget it.
“You want to help them help those children with life-limiting illnesses.”
Daren’s 13-year-old son, Kai, will also run this month’s Great South Run for the appeal. Other events have included a star-studded football match.