BANDON student Caoimhe Hurley has been named as the winner of the fifth National Junior Baking Competition, sponsored by Aldi, in association with Foróige and the National Ploughing Association.
Caoimhe has won €1,000 for herself, after impressing judges with her baking skills. The theme this year for the first time was Chocolate Fudge Cake, and Caoimhe’s Chocolate Fudge Cake will now be stocked in all 139 Aldi stores nationwide. Caoimhe is a member of Castlelack Foróige Club.
The National Junior Baking Competition offers young people an opportunity to showcase their baking skills and win great prizes. County and regional finals were held nationally through Foróige, and the final was held last Thursday in the Aldi Marquee at the National Ploughing Championships in Carlow.
Aldi Ireland has an ongoing partnership with leading youth organisation Foróige.
Foróige works with over 50,000 young people (aged 10-18 years old) and 5,500 volunteers each year through a network of more than 615 youth clubs and cafes, 147 targeted projects the ‘Big Brother, Big Sister’ youth mentoring programme and national programmes such as citizenship, entrepreneurship and leadership.