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Bake off: Tearfund calls on cooks to support campaign on child trafficking

As baking fever mounts with the start of the fifth TV series of The Great British Bake Off, Christian relief and development agency Tearfund is making its own call to cooks ...

As baking fever mounts with the start of the fifth TV series of The Great British Bake Off,  Christian relief and development agency Tearfund is making its own call to cooks.  

Baking enthusiasts up and down the country are being urged to put on their pinnies to turn up the heat on child traffickers, through a very British love of cake.

TV chef Tom Herbert, one half of Channel 4’s The Fabulous Baker Brothers, is rallying home bakers to support Tearfund’s No Child Taken campaign to protect vulnerable children from trafficking, disaster and disease.  

Tom wants to see friends and colleagues, along with church and community groups, get together to compete in their own Big Bake Offs. Less competitive souls can opt to hold a Big Bake Sale. Funds raised will support the No Child Taken campaign, which is working to prevent trafficking.  

And if that doesn’t tickle the nation’s tastebuds, Tom will be awarding prizes in a culinary photo competition. Three winners will gain a place on The Hobbs House Bakery Course run by Tom Herbert. For more information visit www.tearfund.org/nochildtaken/fundraise

PHOTO ABOVE: Tom Herbert running a baking workshop for Tearfund in Laos, where he helped young people at risk of trafficking gain the skills to set up a snack business to provide an income
Credit: Ralph Hodgson/Tearfund

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