St Albans translation service raises £310 for Africa charity from bake sale

PUBLISHED: 12:00 21 April 2018

Some of the cakes on offer at the Language Factory bake sale.

Some of the cakes on offer at the Language Factory bake sale.

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A translation service based in St Albans has held a bake sale and raised £310 for a charity which helps start small businesses in Africa.

400 raffle tickets were sold by the Language Factory to people hoping to win The King of the Eggs at the back.400 raffle tickets were sold by the Language Factory to people hoping to win The King of the Eggs at the back.

The Language Factory flogged home-made and shop-bought treats and over 400 raffle tickets to people hoping to win a giant easter egg, then gave all of the proceeds to the MicroLoan Foundation, which trains and loans money to women in sub-Saharan Africa to start small businesses and get out of poverty.

The charity’s fundraising officer Laliesha Ali said: “The £310 raised by The Language Factory is amazing! It will be used to help families start businesses to become financially independent meaning their children can remain in education.”

The Language Factory’s owner Shona Lockhart said: “I’m really pleased with the team and their efforts, which made this event a great success. We were hoping to raise £100 so I’m thrilled we’ve smashed our target.”

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