£1,000 to combat cancer raised by Bristol girl

A caring 12-year-old pupil from Bristol has raised more than £1,000 for Cancer UK.

Lola Humphries, who attends John Cabot Academy, organised the event in the village of Hanham, Bristol after years of seeing family and friends being affected by cancer.

The year 8 pupil generated the money by making cakes, holding a raffle, a tombola and setting up various stalls at the event.

Lola even marketed the event herself by putting up flyers in shops and leafleting house to house. More than 30 people attended the two hour event at Tabernacle Hall.

Lola said: “I thought it would be a good thing to do, I’m very proud of the amount I raised for Cancer UK and I may even repeat this event again this year.”

Emily Grainger, head of community at John Cabot Academy said: “Lola has shown true entrepreneurial spirit by organising and staging this event for such a worthy cause. We are very proud of her achievements.”

Main pic: Lola Humphries outside John Cabot Academy

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