Proud mum Sally Butlin and grandmother Janet Hunt with Connie and her creations. Picture: Paul Tibbs

A Downham Market girl took a day out of her summer holidays to help others who suffer from cancer.

After two days baking, Connie Butlin, 12, held a cake sale outside her grandmother, Janet Hunt’s home in Downham.

Thanks to Connie’s efforts, more than £500 was raised for the Stand Up To Cancer charity.

Connie’s mum Sally Butlin, who is a children’s cancer care nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, said she was very proud of her daughter, who attends Downham Market Academy.

“Connie has always been fantastic at baking and decided she wanted to have a bake sale on the back of The Great British Bake Off and because I am a nurse she has been brought up to know about cancer.

“She didn’t price the cakes, just asked for donations so people could have as much tea and cake as they wanted.”