PancakesJMJ Associates, The Hunger Project’s longest standing corporate sponsor, partnered up with local Chiswick Park food store/cafe Source, for a fundraiser on Pancake Day.

They got flipping and sold pancakes during a busy lunch time on March 8th (which also happened to be the centenary of International Women’s Day) with the profits going to The Hunger Project.

Having sold 92 pancakes and raised £183.08 from customers, Jim Warner the owner of Source very generously made up the total to £300.

Poster for Pancake Day FundraiserJim said, “At Source we were looking for an opportunity to raise money for charity and after being approached by the JMJ staff and hearing about THP, we were really eager to get involved and to raise money for a charity that aims to help those in need in a sustainable way, encouraging responsibility and independence. These distinctive qualities of THP really grabbed our attention and have made us feel proud to have contributed to such a worthy cause.”

The money will go towards the Osonson Epicentre (located in the Manya Krobo District in the Eastern region of Ghana), that JMJ Associates is underwriting. The epicentre strategy empowers clusters of rural villages to create and run their own programmes that achieve lasting progress in health, education, nutrition and family income . Through this epicentre, JMJ Associates is supporting approximately 10,000 villagers to move from abject poverty to self-reliance over a five-year period.

In Ghana, where a nursery school teacher earns an average of £70 a year, this money could allow the community to purchase food processing equipment, enable six women to start or grow a business through The Hunger Project’s microfinance scheme or provide antimalarial bednets to 50 families.

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