Martha Payne ….The worldwide Sensation
Recently, I have viewed Martha Payne’s blog.The nine-year-old became an Internet sensation after the Council banned her from posting photos of her school meals online.
The schoolgirl, who had originally hoped to collect £7,000, succeeded in raising £100,000 for Mary’s Meals. Martha said: “This is totally awesome and will help so many hungry children.”
She began publishing photographs of her Primary School lunches on the 30th April. She gives each meal a ‘food-o-meter’ and health rating, and counts the number of mouthfuls it takes her to eat it. Last week, the schoolgirl was told to stop posting the pictures online as the Council said press coverage of the blog had led catering staff to fear for their jobs. Martha then decided to stop blogging and made an end to it.
However, after a worldwide response to the story – including support from celebrity chefs Nick Nairn and Jamie Oliver – the ban was lifted. Imagine having that many people supporting you so that a ban was actually lifted? Earlier this week Mary’s Meals announced that a school kitchen would be built in Malawi and named in honour of Martha. All the people have been showing great appreciation for Martha as she has changed there lives.