Siblings apple crumble “bake off” for charity

Noah and Bella Burrows
Noah and Bella Burrows
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A BROTHER and sister have teamed up to hold their own “bake off” for charity.

Noah and Bella Burrows from Eccleston, St Helens, baked and sold apple crumbles to raise money for the Legacy Rainbow House in Mawdesley where their three-year-old brother Gabriel attends conductive education.

Eight-year-old Noah and Bella, five, used apples from a tree in their garden and with permission from mum Jenni, picked, peeled and chopped the apples, mixed the crumble ingredients and packaged them up for a stall which they set up in the front garden.

The crumbles were a great success and were sold to family, friends and the nearby shops.

Noah and Bella, who both attend Eccleston Mere Primary School, raised £47 which they made up to £50 from their own pocket money.

Noah and Bella have attended some conductive education sessions with Gabriel and help him a lot at home with his exercises, playing and having lots of cuddles.

Gabriel has an undiagnosed condition that was discovered after he was born and is severely disabled.

But despite being sight and hearing impaired, unable to talk and with severe epilepsy he celebrated his third birthday last week.

Through the work and support at Rainbow House, he can how hold his head up, can sit and even stand with help.

Carole Cochrane, the new chief executive officer, Legacy Rainbow House said “We are always grateful for the support we get from the families who use our services and it is fantastic that Gabriel’s brother and sister, Noah and Bella, wanted to help.

“Perhaps we are also seeing the stars of a future Great British Bake off.”

Legacy Rainbow House was founded 14 years ago and currently meets the needs of more than 100 children and young people each week through a variety of services.

This includes conductive education which is a specialist approach which aims to develop the physical and cognitive abilities of children with disabilities, brain injuries and life limiting conditions.