A family holiday combined with a school cake sale has contributed to £100 being raised to fund 20 mosquito nets for the Wema Centre in Kenya.
A pupil from Sandon School in Grantham, along with three generations of his family, have recently visited a children’s home in Kenya during their family holiday this summer.
Leo, his mother Samantha and grandmother Julia, were taken aback by the Wema Centre’s dedication to rescuing children off the streets in the African country, the Kerby family considered how they could support the cause back home.
They decided to call on the help of Sandon School, where Leo attends as a pupil, to ask the Hospitality students to bake and sell cakes as a fundraising initiative.
After executing their talents in the kitchen and selling their delicious cakes at the Jubilee Centre in Grantham, the pupils’ dedication and hard work soon paid off as £100 was raised, enough to fund 20 mosquito nets for the Wema Centre.
Harvinder Panesar, Hospitality tutor at Sandon School, explained: “The cakes that our Hospitality students baked will make a difference to the children at the Wema Centre in Kenya, isn’t that amazing! I am so proud of my students.”
Leo’s mother Samantha detailed the emotional impact of the project: “Leo sung to the children in Kenya - my ‘non-verbal’ son that felt confident enough to perform to strangers! The GANF students have helped us to make a huge difference to these children’s lives.”
Sandon’s Hospitality students run a coffee shop at the Jubilee Centre on London Road in Grantham. Their pop up coffee shop, ‘Tasty Treats’, is open every Tuesday and Wednesday morning during term time, between 10am – 12pm. Everyone is welcome!