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Lorraine’s trip to Ghana for Comic Relief
15th March 2013
Lorraine visited Ghana as part of the Great British Bake Off special for Comic Relief, seeing the difference donations make to people’s lives.
In the first episode, Lorraine was in Accra, spending time with the employees of the Virtuous Woman’s Bakery, a business supported by Comic Relief. Set up seven years ago by Auntie Sarah, the bakery employs mothers struggling to find the income to support their children on their own.
Thanks to the profits of the bakery, these women have invested in a nursery teacher who can care and educate for their children while they work – keeping them safe and preparing them for a brighter future all at once.
Despite the amazing work of businesses like the Virtuous Woman’s Bakery, there are still thousands of unemployed mother’s struggling to support their families in impoverished places like Ghana, all over the world. But with your help, Comic Relief can support and help them provide for a better future.
To donate, simply text BAKE to 70005. Each message donates £5 to Comic Relief plus your standard network charge – and goes straight into helping fund projects like the Virtuous Woman’s bakery in Ghana.
Lorraine featured in all four episodes of the Great British Bake Off special (catch up on the BBC iPlayer here) – which has already raised a whopping £205,000 so far from text donations over the last four nights – all of which will go towards helping poor and disadvantaged people across the UK and Africa.
Visit the Comic Relief website for more information on how you can make a difference, including the Red Nose Bake Off Kit – a chance to raise money in your own community and eat some delicious cake while you’re at it – what’s not to love?