Turning Cakes into Water

Delicious home-made cakes. Source: M.Whyte

In November 2011, in Harrogate, Yorkshire (UK), a team of dedicated cake-bakers met for a morning of cakes, coffee and support for KRA’s Global Giving campaign. Helen Page was the mastermind of the event and managed to enthuse 20 guests to come out in support of KRA’s Matuiku Primary School rainwater harvesting project.


Mouthwatering delights included Yorkshire’s finest ‘Bara Brith’ (teabread), Yorkshire Parkin (gingerbread), date slices, sponge cakes, scones, and the famous ‘Granny’s Oatmeal Biscuits.’

Whilst munching on their treats, the guests received a short talk on the rainwater harvesting project in Kenya and the many benefits to the school. KRA are proposing to provide a water tank,  latrines, a farm pond, a drip irrigation system, and tree planting if they reach their funding goal of $17,210. Construction work on the latrines starts in February 2012!

Achieving the impossible

Donations were generously given by the guests and a small raffle added to the funds, making the total raised for the day – $200! Well done Harrogate! This took donations received so far to over $5,000 which was fantastic.

KRA would like to say a big thank you to the event host and her team of cake-bakers and guests. They managed to achieve the impossible – turning cakes into water!!

If anyone else reading this blog post has an innovative idea for how to raise money for the project or would simply like to donate then do get in touch or click here to donate via Global Giving.

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