'We didn't know what we were doing!' - School mums on track to raise $250k with impressive cookbook

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A group of mums just "doing their bit" are on track to raise $250,000 for a new school pool after encouraging every family at Tamahere School to provide a recipe for a stunning cook book.

Tamahere's cookbook features a recipe from every family at the school, that's right, every family.
Source: Seven Sharp

Divine Eats has been so successful, its first run of 4000 copies flew out the door, and a new batch are on order.

Once they are gone, half the $500,000 needed for the Waikato school's new pool will have been raised. 

"We're a group of mums, there were 13 of us, we didn't know what we were doing and yeah, this is where we got to," said Angie Millar. 

They were inspired by the school's 1992 cookbook, and managed to get the whole school community involved in the project.

Even the caretaker Mr Wickens and his delicious custard square recipe features. 

The old pool is around 80 years old, and is too small, too shallow, and needs too much maintenance.

Replacing it is a huge job, and the mums have been taken aback by how well their idea has gone.

"Everyone was really amazing and really poured their hearts into it," Millar told Seven Sharp. 

Visit the Divine Eats website to order a copy.

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