A BAKE sale organised by an Argus reporter raised more than £125 for a Gwent hospice.

Estel Farell-Roig will be one of the people taking part in an abseil from the Newport transporter bridge on Saturday, October 7 to raise money for the paper’s 125 Appeal.

The appeal has already raised thousands of pounds to support the work of St David’s Hospice Care, who offer a range of services to people across Gwent.

Ahead of the abseil, the 23-year-old held a bake sale in the Argus’ offices yesterday, raising a total of £126.20.

Ms Farell-Roig said: “I think the bake sale was a big success, we raised more money than I expected.

“It was lovely to see how everyone in the newsroom got involved and baked.”

Other staff in the newsroom who took part included editor Nicole Garnon, who brought some cookies. Politics reporter Ian Craig brought a Victoria sponge cake made by her partner, while reporter Angharad Williams brought chocolate orange cupcakes and a lemon and poppy seed loaf.

Ms Farell-Roig said her favourite part of the day was when people started queuing at 11am on the dot.

“I thought it was funny as we were still cutting the cakes up,” she continued.

Following the bake sale’s success, staff decided to hold a lunch sale on Thursday, October 5. Although the abseil will be a day Ms Farell-Roig will never forget, raising money for the hospice is the focus of the challenge.

“I hope I can raise as much as money as I can,” she said.

You can make a donation to support Ms Farell-Roig’s challenge at justgiving.com/fundraising/estel

We are still looking for fundraising teams. To find out more, please call 01633 777005 or email anw@southwalesargus.co.uk