A PUPIL at St Joseph’s Middle School has raised hundreds of pounds for charity by selling home-made cupcakes.

Eleven year old Jessie Morris, who lives in Sparty Lea, near Allenheads, raised £215 for the Alzheimer’s Society selling her cupcakes at a Co-op in Newsham, near Blyth, along with her brother Will.

She chose to raise money for the charity after her great grandmother died from dementia.

Jessie’s mum, Gemma, said: “It’s a really good amount to raise for cupcakes. Jessie loves to bake and she made all the cakes herself. The Co-op donated some money too, but she made most of it herself.

“My grandmother had dementia, so Jessie is aware of the disease and that’s why she chose to raise money for it.”

The money will be handed to the charity in the form of a giant cheque, which Jessie took to school last week.

The budding baker was raising money as part of the Alzheimer’s Society’s annual Cupcake Day campaign.

While the campaign takes place on June 14, Jessie and her family were away then and missed that date – but she still wanted to take part.

The campaign, which began in 2016, has raised £1.4m for research into Alzheimer’s and Dementia.