Queen's School pupil's baking to raise money for Farm Africa
A pupil of the Queen’s Lower School in Chester has been busy cooking up fundraising success with a charity cake sale at her school.
Madeline Cracknell, 10, raised £47 for the UK charity Farm Africa which is working to beat hunger across eastern Africa.
She decided to roll out the baking challenge after being inspired by her father, Commercial Director at Anglo Beef Production (ABP) Andrew Cracknell, who has also gone above and beyond to raise money for Farm Africa.
In 2012 Andrew climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and this year he also completed a gruelling 145km trek across the Tanzania Highlands along with 12 other senior executives from the UK food industry, contributing to the staggering sum of £463,000 raised for Farm Africa’s ‘Food for Good’ initiative.
Last year, four of Andrew Cracknell’s colleagues at ABP also climbed Mount Toubkal in Morocco to raise money for Farm Africa.
But this time it was Madeline’s chance to demonstrate her commitment to tackling the global issue of hunger. Roping in the help of her mother, she spent hours in the kitchen baking and decorating ahead of the main event.
Asked why it was important for her to do this cake sale, Madeline said: “I did a cake sale because my mummy is always telling me that it’s bad to waste food when some people don’t have any. So I decided to sell cakes to help Farm Africa raise money and to give farmers the chance to make their own food. I enjoyed decorating the cakes and licking the bowl. But it was a good feeling when I collected all the money in the box and felt how heavy it was.”
The support from Madeline will go towards important funds that Farm Africa will use to train farmers in how to grow and produce more food and increase harvest yields.