There’s no room for soggy bottoms at the Great Berkhamsted Bake Off!

Loran Chapman is hosting a Great Berkhamsted Bake Off.
Loran Chapman is hosting a Great Berkhamsted Bake Off.

A teenage coffee shop worker is hosting a community Great Berkhamsted Bake Off to support a project that tackles poverty in West Africa.

Lorna Chapman, 18, will travel to Burkina Faso this March to work on a 10-week development programme through the International Citizen Service that will see her team up with local volunteers to tackle problems facing the community.

She has pledged to raise £1,500 before heading off and, so far, through cake sales, bag packing and a Christmas dinner she has racked in £412.

The Great Berkhmasted Bake Off on Saturday, February 21 invites budding bakers to enter their cakes for judging at Berkhamsted Town Hall.

It costs £3 per cake tand competitors must email their name, age and confirmation that they will be at the town hall at 9am on the competition day to

Anyone that lives, works, volunteers or goes to school in Berkhamsted is eligible to compete.

Lorna said: “I hope to make this bake off a great community event for all of Berkhamsted involving children, young adults and adults, as well as being a fundraiser for such a good cause.”

To sponsor Lorna visit