Sweet treats for Mohammed
HUNDREDS of people tucked in to some sweet treats for charity '“ and there was not a soggy bottom in sight.
A bake-off style fundraiser took place at the Buckland Community Centre, Buckland, in Portsmouth, to raise money for and to launch a new charity.
The charity – MAKE Charity Foundation – has been set up in honour of the late Mohammed Abdul Kaeum Esquire, a Portsmouth resident for over 30 years, who died in 2013.
His family organised the event to launch the foundation, which they hope will raise funds for community projects in rural Bangladesh, one of the poorest countries in the world.
Abdul Kaeum’s son Salim Rahman said: ‘Charity begins at home, the home of our late father.
‘So we are starting charitable projects in the village of Kelagram in the district of Sylhet, Bangladesh.
‘It was my father’s wish that we continue to support local building projects, such as schools and mosques as well as support the poor and needy with medical and education costs.’
More than 200 people turned up to the baking contest and visitors were encouraged to bring in their cakes.
The competition was judged by the former Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Frank Jonas.
It was won by Amira Rahman, 15, from North End, who made a three-layered cake decorated with a blue rose.
The event raised £2,225 and the event organisers will be announcing more events in future.