An eight-year-old girl from Hatch End has used lockdown to be creative and has managed to raise more than £2,200 for a children’s charity in doing so.
Mila Morzaria was thinking of ideas on how to raise money for The Childhood Trust who have been really affected by the coronavirus outbreak and thought that making a cookbook for kids would be something that people could enjoy.
The book, called “Made by Kids 4 Kids”, includes her own dessert recipes as well as many from her family and friends which can be easily made with some help from adults.
Mila initially wanted to raise money for the NHS but felt that it would be a fantastic idea to help out a smaller children’s charity who may have lost a lot of funding due to the pandemic.
The Childhood Trust funds grass roots charities and their projects to alleviate the impact of child poverty in London. They have launched Champions for Children match-funding campaign this June to raise funds to support disadvantaged and vulnerable children who have been severely affected by the pandemic through the loss of free school meals and parental earnings.
Mila’s mother, Asha spoke to PinnerNews and told us how Mila came up with the idea of creating a cookbook after being inspired by amazing children in the community who were working hard to raise money for other charities in so many creative ways.
She said: “It has given Mila something to focus on during lockdown but most importantly, it has allowed her to give something back to the wider community when it needs it the most.”
The cookbook finishes off with a touching message from Mila, thanking all the people who have helped create the cookbook.
She said: “Thank you so much for donating money to The Childhood Trust by buying my cookbook.
“I’d also like to say a special thank you to some of my family and friends who helped me by making or giving me their favourite recipes.”
To donate, head to justgiving.com/fundraising/madebykids4kids