Year 7 pupil Hadeeqah Akhtar was so moved after a school assembly about the recent disaster in the Philippines that she decided to start her own fundraising campaign.
Hadeeqah has been baking cakes and selling them during school break times and at weekends in her parent’s café to raise money for Shelterbox, the international charity that raises funds for families made homeless by natural disasters.
Using her baking talents to make an assortment of small cakes and buns and her IT skills to design campaign posters, Hadeeqah enlisted the help of school friends and family to raise over £100.
Customers to the Café Patisserie were particularly interested to learn about her campaign and delighted to make a donation.
‘At this special time of year when everyone is thinking about family and friends it is so wonderful that Hadeeqah has chosen to help others that are less fortunate’ said Hadeeqah’s mother, Mrs Shagufta Shaheen. ’All her family and friends are extremely proud of her’.
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