Thursday, 22 May 2014

Cooking up funds for Akany Avoko

Lancaster supporters of Akany Avoko are raising money by hosting ‘Pampered Chef’ cooking parties.

Earlier this year, Helen Speakman, from Lancaster, hosted a party with Helen Cullen-Williams, an independent consultant for Pampered Chef, and raised £120 for Akany Avoko.

Both Helens are members of Lancaster Millennium Choir, long-time supporters of both Akany Avoko children's home and Money for Madagascar. 

Choir members, together with friends and colleagues of Helen S, attended the live cookery demonstration, which encouraged people to get hands-on and take part in preparing recipes and trying out utensils. They could then buy the items on show, with a percentage of profits going towards Akany Avoko.

Mouth-watering Mediterranean Ring
Helen C-W said, “We are always trying to find different ways to raise a bit extra for Akany Avoko and thought what better way than getting people along to one of my shows. It’s such an easy way to raise money. It’s great fun and everyone gets involved, and of course there’s delicious food to sample at the end!”

Irenee Rajaona-Horne received the proceeds on behalf of Akany Avoko saying
 “This is wonderful. It will pay two teacher's wages for a month!”

Maggie in Madagascar
The next Pampered Chef fundraising night in aid of Akany Avoko is coming up soon at the end of May. It will be hosted in Lancaster by Maggie Bremner who has supported the children's home over many years through singing in the Millennium Choir and even volunteering at Akany Avoko in person. 

Many thanks to both Helens and Maggie for giving their time and homes and donning their hostess hats for us!

If you’d like to hold a Pampered Chef fundraising party, contact Helen Cullen-Williams at or via her Facebook page at

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