LSST students sell sumptuous homemade cakes to raise money for The British Red Cross

Kunal Chan Mehta

By Kunal Chan Mehta | Article Date: 12 April 2022

A remarkable group of LSST Aston students organised an inclusive cake baking day to help raise money for The British Red Cross. The event concentrated on raising awareness of the millions of people displaced across the world from the Ukraine crisis, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan and those around the world seeking to escape persecution and violence.

Students baked their favourite cakes such as the panettone from Italy and the strudel from Germany to exemplify unity and diversity.  Students also brought in containers for anyone fasting for Ramadan so they could eat the cakes later.

A creative cake showcasing culture, currants and cream.


‘This event practically showed the sweetness of unity, diversity and companionship,’ said Irina Barariu, LSST’s Student Union President, who organised the event. ‘LSST Aston students impressed me with their amazing baking skills and they worked tirelessly to raise funds for the vital work of The British Red Cross.’

This coconut dusted cake showcased the importance of fruit as a decoration (edible on request we heard).


So far students have raised an impressive £157 and all student bakers received a certificate of participation and an LSST SU branded apron.

Mr Ali Jafar Zaidi, LSST’s Deputy CEO, added: ‘LSST’s students have repeatedly refused to ignore people in crisis and have continually supported people to cope with disasters and conflicts. This is one of the many great and ongoing initiatives spearheaded by our Student Union and they are all to be commended.’

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Irina Barariu, SU President (c), stands with Stefania Turosu, SU Vice President (l), and Magdalena Petrunescu, a baking expert (r), at LSST Aston.
LSST students enjoy delicious cakes with amazing flavours.
Standing proud: LSST Aston students who baked and sold cakes for charity.

6 thoughts on “LSST students sell sumptuous homemade cakes to raise money for The British Red Cross”

  1. Congratulations also to the Student Union President Irina Barariu and Stefania Turosu, Vice-President from Aston Campus for the organisation of this event. I believe the message what we send to the people is very important and union for charity.
    If can make a difference and bring a smile to the people in need we are happy and motivate us to do more on future.
    Good bless all!

    • Profession: Engineer
  2. Fantastic work from the students at Aston campus. Continuously raising awareness for those in need and helping raise money for a good cause. Very proud of you all!

    • Profession: Course Coordinator at LSST (Aston)
  3. I am so incredibly proud of all my colleagues! Great people with high aspirations, friendly and dedicated to helping and supporting anyone in need, always!
    I am proud of their development as they grow in purpose and together, we can all make a difference! I am grateful to be part of an amazing, professional, and dynamic team!
    Well done everyone!

    • Profession: President and Coordinator of LSST SU
  4. Hello all,
    I am extremely proud and honoured to be part of LSST Community. I am the new VP of Student Union in Aston we would like to thank all participants from colleagues who live their passion and bake for the event to all lectures and students who try the homemade cakes. Last, but not least The President who play an important role in organizing the Fundraiser. This event it would not happen without you and I am very proud of you!

    Our community believe that we need to stay united and do all the necessary efforts for the changes we want to see in the world!

    I had an amazing time!
    Looking forward to increase our LSST experience!
    Stefania Turosu
    VP of SU Aston

    • Congratulations to all my colleagues who have participated to this amazing event. It was an honor for me to taste the delicious cakes you have baked. 👏👏👏
      This experience has united us for a good cause and I am looking forward to the next one.

      I want to say a big “THANK YOU!” to Irina Barariu, the Student Union President and to Stefania Turosu, Vice-President from Aston Campus for organizing this event and for all the hard work you are doing for us every day.

      This experience has sweetened our souls. 😊

      • Profession: Student -LSST

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