LOWER sixth form pupils from St Mary's School in Calne have set up their own Young Enterprise company which aims to fight hunger.

The young girls set up The Hungry Tin, which sells tins filled with traditional recipe cards, and hand-made jewellery sourced from Nigeria, Mexico and China, to raise money for hunger fighting charities in these countries.

16-year-old Emily Smyth-Osbourne, and marketing director for The Hungry Tin, said: "The Hungry Tin is a social enterprise, so we work to raise money for charities with the aim of fighting hunger across the world.

"We have created authentic tins, each filled with traditional recipe cards designed by our team, unique trinkets and traditional snacks, and hand-made jewellery from the country.

"We thought it would be good to buy jewellery from there to help them get some money in that way as well.

"All profits will go to charities fighting hunger in our chosen countries.

"We have recently been designing a special edition tin to celebrate Chinese New Year, so we will be sourcing unique gifts from China in order to help a charity based there."

They have sold about 100 boxes so far.

To order a box for £10, please email thehungrytin@stmaryscalne.org.