Tilney St Lawrence Brownies with Hayley Brown and her sons Logan and Jensin with cousin Chloe Wright between them. Picture: Paul Tibbs

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.”

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