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Tearfund - Big Bake 2016 & Martha Collison

When Martha Collison was on the Great British Bake Off 2014 she was a schoolgirl. She's launched a cook book, Twist, and is an ambassador for Tearfund.

20th Aug 2016

Cake is frivolous stuff - we love it, but do we need it? Well maybe the answer to that question is ‘a little bit no and a little bit yes’.

Tearfund Big Bake - Food Heaven Because cake can change lives! When Martha Collison appeared in The Great British Bake Off in 2014 she was a schoolgirl juggling filming with exam revision. Now she’s launched a cookery book, Twist, and is an ambassador for international development charity Tearfund. Cake has changed her life. Martha says: ‘I love working with food. I visited Cambodia with Tearfund, and gave a cookery workshop. I taught young girls living in poverty to make Funnel Cakes, so they could use this skill to generate an income. ‘Through Tearfund I’ve heard about six-year old Yasmin from Chad: her mother has to scrabble through ants’ nests to steal seeds to feed her children. ‘There are many people like Yasmin in Chad and beyond, living in extreme hunger, so I’m asking you to get baking, hold a cake sale and use cake to change lives! Because money raised through your Tearfund Big Bake sale will help people in communities like Yasmin’s to unlock their own ability to fight poverty.’
Why not sign up at and use your favourite recipes to transform lives!
Buy Twist: Creative Ideas to Reinvent Your Baking by Martha Collison (HarperCollins) £16.99, it's out now
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