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martha payne 9 year old food blogger and fundraiserI think of all the good that is done in the name of WordPress and blogging, and a 9 year old humbles me.

A couple weeks ago, a 9 year old food blogger attracted attention for the photographs she’d taken of her “uninspiring school cafeteria lunches” in Scotland. Local officials ordered her to stop taking pictures and to stop publishing them on her blog. The world responded with accusations of censorship. Within two hours, the local council reversed their decision. The social web moves fast.

In addition to taking pictures of her school lunches, little Martha Payne had set up a JustGiving fundraising project to donate food to the Mary’s Meals charity which feeds poor children in impoverished nations such as Malawi.

On her blog, Never Seconds, Martha (aka VEG) explained:

This morning in maths I got taken out of class by my head teacher and taken to…

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