Pupils put on cake sale in Gosport for a good cause

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GOSPORT pupils were moved by the story of an American girl who organised lemonade stands for charity while bravely battling cancer.

And they have now held a cake sale in memory of the girl, four-year-old Alexandra Scott.

Five kind-hearted girls from Gomer Junior School spent the weekend baking away – and raised £70 for charity.

Lauren Ali, 11, Sana Anil, 11, Maisy Blair, 11, Charlotte Lawson, 10, and Kiara-Mai Merrell, 10, set their hearts on the cake sale after hearing the story of young Alex who helped raise more than $1m to help find a cure for the childhood cancer that eventually took her life.

Headteacher Craig Williams, who told the story behind Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in assembly as part of a citizenship drive, said: ‘I was absolutely amazed with the girls.

‘I was delighted they had taken the assembly so personally that they felt they could do something to help.’

The girls are planning to donate the money to a Gosport cancer charity.