A STUDENT from a school in Bridgwater raised more than £300 for charity thanks to her star baking skills.

Ella Buller, a year 8 pupil from Haygrove School, was watching the Stand Up to Cancer Celebrity Bake Off when she decided she wanted to help too.

So Ella decided to set up a cream tea fundraiser by baking plain and fruit scones to service with clotted cream and jam.

Ella's mum advertised the plan on Facebook to people in Nether Stowey, Cannington and Stogursey.

And so Ella baked 40 plain scones and 46 fruit scones and delivered her afternoon tea box to everyone who had placed an order.

She did not sell the scones for a certain price, but instead asked for a donation to Stand Up to Cancer and managed to raise £325.

“People loved the idea and enjoyed their cream tea, lots said they wished they ordered more,” said Ella.

Stand Up To Cancer is a fundraising campaign that speeds up progress in life-saving cancer research.

A spokesperson for Stand Up to Cancer said: "We speed up life-saving cancer research by taking developments in the lab and accelerating them into new tests and treatments for cancer patients who need them.

"We’ve set ourselves an ambitious target to ensure three in four people in the UK survive their cancer by 2034."