Capsicum cupcakes raise funds for kids with cancer
Two of our campuses took part in the annual ‘Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer’ drive this year. Our Capsicum Pretoria student managed to make over 4000 cupcakes
First year Rosebank student, Ashnodean J Kroats, hosted her first ever charity drive in Eldorado Park recently.
Having made 500 cupcakes, Ashnodean held the event as part of the “Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer’ initiative which is an annual drive which calls on sponsors to sell their cupcakes and donate the money to the organisation.
Ashnodean says she has always been interested in events that regards children.
“It stole my heart because it’s the two things I love – cooking and children. I thought to myself that I’m studying towards being a Chef, why not use my skills to make a difference.”
The was also a cause that’s close to Ashnodean because she lost her grandfather to cancer. The determined student wanted to hold the event in her own community are to make people aware of the disease and to give people a platform to speak of their own struggles and battles with cancer.
“People were very supportive and wanted to know why this was being done. They wanted to get involved.”
But it wasn’t an easy road for the driven student as her team let her down at the very last minute, and she considered cancelling the entire event. It was then that Ashnodean approached Capsicum for assistance. Her lecturers and principal were so supportive of her initiative that they sponsored the ingredients for the cupcakes.
“Chef Ewan assisted on the day of the event and his family were there, it was really amazing to work with him. He’s so supportive and motivating, his never give up attitude kept me going.”
Chef Ewan assisted on the day of the event and his family were there, and it was amazing to work with him. He’s so supportive and motivating, his never give up attitude kept me going.”
The first year Diploma student says this event boosted her own confidence, and this event allowed her to live one of her dreams.