An enterprising Malton School pupil has found what he hopes is a winning recipe for raising £3,900 for a trip to rural Borneo next summer.
Callum Young, along with a group of Year 11 pupils from Malton and Ryedale Schools, will be travelling to Southeast Asia next July to spend a month as a volunteer with Camps International.
“To raise that amount of money whilst also studying for GCSEs seemed a daunting prospect, but I am now about three quarters of the way there,” said Callum, who has turned his hand to baking and selling sticky toffee puddings.
The puddings, which have proved very popular and are handed to customers in foil-covered trays so they can be re-heated at home, are the main source of Callum’s fundraising income.
He has also carried out gardening jobs and used all his income from his Saturday job.
“Callum – along with his fellow pupils going on the trip – has shown real commitment to raising the money required,” said his mum, Ann. “The aim is to contribute to environmental and community projects that will bring real benefit to the people of Borneo, as well as providing unique character-building opportunities to the pupils taking part.”
Callum’s puddings come in three sizes and are available from (01653) 692744 or 07899 726646.