A YOUNG Wigan supercook has already beat hundreds to win a prestigious cooking competition and is now using her talent to raise money for her school.
Last year six-year-old Emma Morris beat off stiff competition from more than 300 budding cooks to be crowned Simpson’s Centenary Sponge Pudding winner and has since seen her winning indulgent chocolate orange pudding manufactured by the company.
And now she is going to be giving away her delicious dessert in a bid to raise money for her school, Holgate Primary School, to go towards creating an outdoor classroom.
Talented Emma and her friends will be giving her creation away in exchange for cash donations to help boost school funds on Friday, April 1 at Asda on Robin Park.
Emma’s mum, Donna Morris, said: “Emma and her friends are determined to raise as much money as possible for the school and a donation in exchange for a twin-pack of puddings seems like a great idea.”
Holgate headteacher Michael Wilson said: “Emma is certainly using her initiative and we are all very proud of her.
“Let’s hope the town gets behind her and shows the kind of generosity that Wigan people are known for.”
The entrepreneurial youngster has set herself a target of £1,500 and all money raised on the day will go towards the creation of an eco school sustainability project.
That will take the form of an outdoor classroom area with space for the children to grow fruit and vegetables.
So now Emma is calling for the support of shoppers, who will be able to make donations from 10am on April 1, and will be on the receiving end of 1,800 puddings.
Centenary project manager, Mathew Simpson, said: “Emma’s puddings are too delicious for words – as I’m sure the shoppers will realise when they donate money for a worthy project at her school.
“Hats off to Emma, she’s a little star.”