Food stall raises hundreds for Save The Children

Sangeetha at Nina's carnival stall
Sangeetha at Nina's carnival stall

A family food stall raised hundreds for charity at the Edlesborough Village Carnival on Saturday, July 4.

Gouri Nina Srinivasan cooked a range of home made snacks for the South Indian snack stall that she hosted with her family.

They raised £450 for Save The Children, the international non-governmental organisation that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries.

The former Edlesborough School teacher, was encouraged to do the stall by her family. She has always had a passion for cooking but has never done anything like this before.

She said: “I felt that it was time to give back, especially to those that needed help and Save The Children is a charity that I am passionate about.

“I did not think it would be as successful as it was, I did not expect it to be that busy and for us to raise as much as we did in a short amount of time.”

All the recipes for the food she cooked on the day have been passed down from her grandma.

Sangeetha Srinivasan, her daughter, said: “We were thrilled that she accepted the challenge to sell her delicious and authentic snacks at the carnival for charity.

“The feedback and comments from people were amazing and it was a real family project with my mum doing the cooking, my brother getting the food to the stall and me and my dad selling the snacks.”

Mrs Srinivasan added: “I am so grateful to everyone that came to the stall, supported me and as a result supported the charity. I would definitely do something like this again. if I can help any of the local charities with my cooking and a food stall, I would deem it a privilege.”