WITH flour on the faces and sauce on their aprons, these little pizza-makers cooked for charity.
Organisers from Hinchliffe’s Farm, Netherton, and Pizzatainment arranged the fun day in aid of the Joseph Salmon Trust.
Nearly 40 children enjoyed tossing dough and selecting their pizza toppings from the farm shop’s organic produce.
Hinchliffe’s restaurant manager Louise Bonnar said: “I met the guys from children’s party specialists Pizzatainment at the Huddersfield Food Festival and knowing that it was half term I thought it might be a good idea to put this together.
“It is also a great way of raising awareness of and money for the Joseph Salmon Trust.
“Neil and Rachael Salmon are my neighbours and I think the work they do is amazing.
“What they deal with is rather a taboo subject, which is awful.
“Nobody prepares themselves for having to put money aside for their child’s gravestone.
“Their cause helps so many people and we hope to run some more of these events in the future.
The trust, which was set up in name of the couple’s son, Joseph Salmon, helps bereaved parents who have lost children.
Founder of Pizzatainment, Daniel West, said: “The kids have really enjoyed the day, they have used fresh produce from the shop and have been really keen to find out where their food has come from.
“Many of them want pepperoni on their pizza, but they don’t know where it comes from and can get confused between animals. The sausage we used on their pizzas has been reared here and we are simply able to point and show them the origins of the food.”
Edward Skippens brought his four-year-old son, Albert, and three-year-old nephew Luke Stolwood along to enjoy the day.
He said: “I heard about the day through Facebook and it has gone down very well with the boys. They have been very entertained which means they have been well behaved, which is quite unusual when they get together.
Charity worker Gemma Murphy was at the farm on behalf of the trust. She put together a guess how many sweets in the jar competition, a raffle and informed farm-goers about the work of the charity.
The total raised has not yet been counted.