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Cake sale raises £120
A BIG-HEARTED 10-year-old is aiming to raise hundreds of pounds for charity after being inspired by her seriously-ill half-brother.
Molly Witcomb has seen two-and-a-half-year-old Oliver Witcomb battle with the rare brain condition lissencephaly and has pledged to raise money to help him and those suffering with the same condition.
The Burnham Copse pupil held a cake sale at the school, baking about 350 cakes with her mother Amanda Bone and obtaining another 350 from friends and relatives.
Despite selling the cakes after school for a modest amount of between 20p and 50p, the enterprising youngster still managed to net about £120 for the charity Remembering Rebecca, which supports families affected by lissencephaly.
The brain formation disorder, caused by defective neuronal migration, leaves sufferers severely neurologically impaired.
Mum Amanda, of Reuben’s Crescent, Tadley, said: “I’m really proud of her. She really wanted to do something to help Oliver. She went online herself to find a charity she could raise money for.
“She gave up a lot of her lunch hours to makes banners with her friends to advertise the cake sale, and stayed behind on the day.”
Molly now plans to continue to raise money for charity and to help her half-brother, who also lives in Tadley and who is being treated at Basingstoke, Southampton and Great Ormond Street hospitals.