Cakes sold by Fareham children to help sick friend

SETTING OUT THEIR STALL Olivia Beynon,  Hannah Smithard and Mae Deans selling cupcakes outside the Post office in Fareham, where Hannah's mum Karen works
SETTING OUT THEIR STALL Olivia Beynon, Hannah Smithard and Mae Deans selling cupcakes outside the Post office in Fareham, where Hannah's mum Karen works
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YOUNGSTERS teamed up to raise money for a friend who has been suffering from a life-threatening form of cancer by selling hundreds of cupcakes.

The trio sold about 250 cakes in return for donations when they put up a stall outside the Post Office on West Street in Fareham. The day raised about £350.

Hannah Smithard, 10, Mae Deans, nine, and Olivia Beynon, 10, were inspired to act after hearing about what Megan Sudbury was going through.

Hannah had already raised £250 for Megan through a dance-athon.

She said: ‘We want to do what we can because Megan needs more help.

‘I go to school with her sister and I’ve been friends with her since we started school, so I’ve known Megan most of her life.’

Megan was diagnosed with stage three thoracic neuroblastoma in April last year.

The six-year-old has endured seven cycles of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

And although she is currently in remission there is a high chance of her relapsing.

Her family have set up a fund for potentially expensive treatment that is only available abroad.

Her mum Alison said: ‘My darling daughter has great plans for her future and it breaks my heart that her life could so cruelly be cut short.’

Hannah’s mum Karen, of Sullivan Close in Portchester, said: ‘I’m really, really proud of them, and my colleagues here in the Post Office have been great as well.

‘They’ve been making cakes for them to sell too, which was lovely.

‘They got lots of attention here with people stopping and wanting to chat and making a donation. It was all Hannah’s idea.’

The girls all go to school together at Court Lane Junior School in Drayton.

For more information about the fund go to bmycharity.com/megansudburyappeal