A BIG hearted brownie-leader has found a sweet tooth way to give back to the community.

Mia Pritchard, 14, from Astley, runs the local Brownie pack alongside her mum, Kay.

The annual subscription fee of £600 wasn’t going to be covered by attendance as in usual years, so Mia came up with the idea of a charity bake sale.

But saving the Brownie’s wasn’t enough for the kind teen, she wanted to support Atherton & Leigh Foodbank as well.

Mia with her box of treats

Mia with her box of treats

Her Food Prep and Nutrition GCSE at Cannon Slade High School, had recently seen her bake vanilla slices which had wowed her mum’s friends on Facebook, so she set about organising her bake sale with military precision.

Proud mum Kay said: “Mia has spent weeks working on this project: she designed the box contents, worked out prices, made spreadsheets. She has masterminded it from start to finish! We made and sold 97 boxes of cakes, working 39 hours over two days to get them all completed.”

Mia’s wish to split the income 50:50 between the Brownie pack and the foodbank was fulfilled, and she delivered a cheque for £735 to Atherton & Leigh Foodbank during half term.

“We are thrilled”, explained Project Manager Warren Done. “Mia must be so busy with home schooling, yet she wanted to make time for both us and her Brownie pack. Her cakes looked delicious, and they will help us to feed many, many people in the local area. We really can’t thank her enough.”

If you or somebody you know needs support with food, please visit Atherton and Leigh Foodbank’s website for more details on how they can help.