Two sisters from Litton Mill have raised an outstanding £2,790 for local cancer patients after hosting a bake sale in memory of their mum who died in April.
Alice and Emily Lewis held the bumper baking event during the early May Bank Holiday Weekend on Litton Mill Green, alongside their friends from Bishop Pursglove CE Primary School in Tideswell, and members of the local community.
Sarah Lewis died last month, after being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2010. She attended Blythe House Hospicecare in Chapel-en-le-Frith during her illness.
Emily, 11, said: ‘Blythe House provided my mum with support and care throughout her cancer and will continue to support me and my family as we try to come to terms with our loss.’
Alice, 8, added: ‘The whole village helped us to bake cakes for the sale, we had around 30 different types of cake in total. We had to bake extra cakes for the Sunday as we nearly ran out! Our friends from school helped us get people on the Monsal Trail to visit the stall including walkers and bike riders.’
Becka White, Fundraising and Communications Assistant at Blythe House Hospicecare, said: ‘We were amazed to find out how much money Alice and Emily raised to help other local people like their mum. The girls came to have a look around the hospice building, to see for themselves the places that Sarah might have visited during her time at Blythe House, including our lounge, dining room and the garden. We are so very grateful to them for their incredible fundraising efforts.’