Schoolgirl’s baking raises £1,200 for cancer charity

Megan West took part in the Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning
Megan West took part in the Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning
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A KIND-hearted teenager put her baking skills to the test to raise more than £1,200 in aid of a cancer charity.

Megan West, 13, of Celtic Close, Cleadon, organised a Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

The event was attended by more than 100 people, and Megan, who is a pupil at Whitburn Academy, raised £1,243.

The youngster organised the event in honour of two of her friends, who have had family members suffer from cancer.

She said: “It was really stressful on the day but it was definitely worth it.

“I’m really happy with how much I made and I definitely didn’t expect to get that much.

“Two of my friends’ grans have had cancer.

“One is recovering now but the other one passed away, so I wanted to do it in honour of them. I think it’s really important to do your bit and raise money for charity.

“I’m really grateful to everyone who came along on the day, everyone else who bought raffle tickets and all of the local businesses that donated prizes.”

Megan’s mum, Nicola West, said she couldn’t be more proud of her daughter’s efforts.

She said: “She is a giver. She is my pride and joy.

“I’m so proud of what she did – she just wants to help people all the time.”

Megan held the coffee morning in her back garden. She sold cakes, organised a raffle, tombola and face painting.

A ladies’ night for 20 of Nicola’s friends also took place on the evening.

Mrs West said: “Megan dressed up as a waitress and took our drinks orders.

“She organised a quiz and bingo. It was great.

“She did all the organisation, everything, herself. Her friends helped her out during the day and she even baked a lot of the cakes which were sold by herself. My kitchen still has flour and icing sugar on it.”