Teamwork proved a piece of cake for the Tilney St Lawrence Brownies who organised a fundraising event in honour of a toddler who is recovering from cancer.
Chloe Wright, 8, suggested to her fellow Brownies they should hold a cake sale and toy swap to raise funds for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT).
She chose the charity as her cousin Logan Brown, 3, was diagnosed with retinoblastoma a year ago.
The event was held on Tuesday and Brownies unit leader Jane Lawson said it was well-supported.
“It went really well. The girls raised around £100. I’m so proud of the girls,” she said.
“It’s what Girlguiding is all about. Chloe instigated it and the others were moved by Logan’s story. I think it’s brilliant what they have done.”
Last June, dad Gavin Brown, 39, noticed a white glow in his son’s left eye which could also be seen in a dimmed light.
“I thought, ‘that’s not right’,” said mother-of-three Hayley Brown, 29. “I know you shouldn’t, but I Googled it after Logan had gone to bed and it took me to the CHECT website. I did feel panicked.”
Tests revealed the toddler did have cancer but fortunately, it had not spread.
The whole of Logan’s left eye had to be removed during a four-and-a-half hour operation at The Royal London Hospital last August.
The youngster now has an artificial eye and is back to full health.
Mrs Brown, of Wisbech St Mary, added: “He didn’t need chemotherapy and he has had play therapy to help understand what was going on.
“He was one of the lucky ones.”