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Schoolgirl’s cake sale for Macmillan in memory of grandma

Ellie Thompson, of Westward Place, Harraton, Washington, who is baking cakes for a cake sale in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care.

Ellie Thompson, of Westward Place, Harraton, Washington, who is baking cakes for a cake sale in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care.

LITTLE queen of cakes Ellie Thompson is hoping to cook up some dough for a cancer charity.

The 10-year-old Washington schoolgirl has organised a cake sale to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of her grandma.

The caring youngster contacted Wearside supermarkets to ask for donations and wrote a letter to her headteacher, asking for permission to sell them outside Rickleton Primary School.

It wasn’t until she had everything in place that she told surprised parents Rachaell and Stuart, whose mum Mary died of bowel cancer, aged 60.

Rachaell, 38, who runs a tanning salon in Broadway, Sunderland, said: “Her nana died of bowel cancer last January.

“She knew what was going on, but a year later, she hadn’t mentioned it, so we didn’t think it was affecting her.

“Then she told us she had written a letter to her headmaster and wrote to places asking for donations. She said, ‘I’m 10, I recently lost my nana and I wanted to say thank you to the people who helped’.”

The sale will take place outside the school on Tuesday at 3.30pm.

Ellie, from Harraton, said: “My nana passed away in January last year, so I am trying to say thank you to the Macmillan nurses for helping her.

“I was very surprised when I got replies to the letters and that people in could be so generous. My friends at school think it is a really good idea.”

 

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