Jonny’s baking effort will help to save lives

Jonny Chambers, in front, with some of his cakes and his friends Ewan Dominick and Jake Wood SUS-150220-114333001
Jonny Chambers, in front, with some of his cakes and his friends Ewan Dominick and Jake Wood SUS-150220-114333001

JUNIOR cake baker Jonny Chambers has baked cakes to save lives.

Barnham Primary School pupil Jonny, nine, cooked the tasty treats to raise enough money to pay for a feeding programme for orphans for eight weeks.

The result of his baking, with the help of his mum, was £481.57 to go to the Sure24 charity in Kenya.

It is an orphanage which provides a safe place to live for more than 140 boys and girls.

Under the direction of Sammy Nawall, it runs a feeding programme which includes games, activities, counselling as well as a great meal for children.

Many weeks see 250-plus children attend. It costs £60 each time to stage.

Jonny said: “Selling cakes at school was one of the best days of my life. Being able to help my friends in Africa feels really good.

“I hope to go there one day to see who I have raised money for.”

Jonny, who lives in Barnham, spent hours baking the delicious chocolate and plain sponges and icing those made by his mother, Denise Chambers. The total came to about 150.

He joined with his friends, Jake Wood and Ewan Dominick, to sell them at the school thanks to the head teacher, James Everett.

Denise said: “Parents were very happy to support the charity through purchasing the cakes, so much so, all of the cakes sold.

“Jonny decided that, as they were so popular, he would work hard to make more to take to his church on Sunday.”

The congregation of Vineyard at Felpham Community College also snapped them up to enable Jonny to raise his grand total. The church works hard to support Sure24 with various events.

Jonny first helped the charity in 2013 when his previous cake sale raised £270. This funded Christmas for the children helped by the charity.

“This encouraged Jonny to want to repeat the good deed but with a view to working hard to raise even more money than before,” said Denise.

He is planning to take part in one of the children’s runs before next year’s Bognor Prom 10k road race to raise further funds.