Girl’s tasty treats help cancer victims
8:58am Thursday 10th January 2013 in News
A KIND-HEARTED girl has raised more than £120 to help cancer sufferers.
It had been suggested to 10-year-old Delanie Lever, who is visually impaired, that she could donate her money to a sight charity — but she was determined to help people with cancer.
She baked a batch of cakes and sold them to raise money for Bolton Hospice.
She sold the 16 cakes in front of her home in Templecombe Drive home, Sharples, and raised £7.
Not satisfied with the amount, she decided to make a pamper hamper to be given away in a raffle.
She sold 115 tickets and raised another £120.
Delanie, a year five pupil at High Lawn Community Primary School, made the hamper up of items donated to her for her fundraising effort, including chocolate, a bottle of wine, body butter, a back scrubber, candles and a bath bomb.
She said: “I felt it was right to raise money as I have always wanted to help people.
“My mum knows a lot about people with cancer and I decided it was a nice thing to do. I might do something else to raise money in the future.”
Delaine’s mother, Sarah, works for Bolton Community and Voluntary Services (CVS).
She said: “She has always been thoughtful. I work for CVS and I talk about some of the stories I have come across and she wanted to raise money.
“Delanie is visually impaired, so I suggested a sight charity but she said: ‘I won’t die from my eyesight and people with cancer need help’.
“She is so selfless. When she raised the money from selling cakes, she said she felt £7 wasn’t enough. The draw was done in her school assembly.”
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