VOLUNTEERS of a disability group baked and sold cakes with Islamic relief volunteers to raise money for children in Nigeria.

Members of disability group Purple Patch raised over £200 to help build a school for disadvantaged children in Niger, a country in West Africa.

The event was part of International charity Islamic Relief’s fundraising campaign Charity Week, where people across the UK and overseas embarked on a week of activities in October (21-27) to raise funds for children across the world.

Islamic Relief Volunteer Ayesha Khan said: “Joining Purple Patch for this event was a great way to help give something back to the community in a fun and relaxed way.

“It was incredibly inspiring to see the Purple Patch members have a genuine passion to bake and decorate cakes to raise vital funds for the orphans & needy children projects.”

Purple Patch member Shama Sheikh said: “At Purple Patch we’re on a mission to do good.

“To help us fulfil our aim of raising money for the poor people around the world, the team from Islamic Relief came down to help us decorate cakes and biscuits to sell.”

Islamic Relief volunteers also organised a football match at Pleckgate High School.

Former students and former teachers went head to head, with the teachers winning 3-0, and raising over £120.

During Charity Week, Islamic Relief volunteers also visited East Lancashire Hospice, where people with life-limiting illnesses are cared for.