The Great British Bake Off’s youngest ever contestant Martha Collison talks baking, her work against human trafficking and her faith in Jesus.
Martha Collison was interviewed by Ollie Lansdowne.
Appearing on The Great British Bake Off with a national treasure like Mary Berry must be daunting enough, but imagine doing it when you are just seventeen and studying for your AS levels. That’s what Martha Collinson did, making it right through to the quarter-finals with her freshly baked cakes and biscuits. She credits her youthful success to her parents’ relaxed attitude to letting a small child loose in the kitchen.
Martha has appeared on TV numerous times and at many high profile events including 'A recipe for Life' with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. For those who enjoy scones and cream she was also the official afternoon tea consultant at Wimbledon. Her recipe books are best sellers and her YouTube videos have amassed millions of views.
When not baking or writing new recipes by the sea in Brighton, Martha is passionate about helping with charitable campaigns including anti-human trafficking work with Tearfund, for which she is a charity ambassador.
She works with the charity Bramber Bakehouse, to help give second chances to women who have experienced sexual exploitation. Martha has contributed the recipes for the bakery and is also part of the teaching team which provides training and support to help rebuild lives and help women reach their potential.