A TEN-YEAR-OLD has raised nearly £900 for the homeless through selling cakes.

Chloe Hughes from Wilton took it upon herself to bake and sell a huge variety of sweet treats, in a bid to raise money for Encircles, a charity dedicated to helping the homeless, lonely and isolated.

After raising around £440 at the sale on May 4 with school friend Ollie, Chloe then visited the charity's free roast dinner project the following day to present the money and meet some of the people this money will be helping.

And Chloe's mother and father matched the profit made from selling cakes, meaning the total doubled to around £880.

Claire, Chloe's mother, described the event as "fantastic" adding: "Family, friends and people in Salisbury all got involved with the sale, it was overwhelming.

"There's a huge misconception about the homeless, when in reality they really do need this help."

The cake sale outside the Hughes' home was such a success the cakes needed to be restocked around four times.

Claire added: "I'm very fortunate to have Chloe, she has a beautiful soul and is always thinking of others.

"Homelessness is not something she has experienced, but she is always thinking about how to help people on the streets, she has always been very determined and brave."