Cakes and badges boost for charity

Shelby Johnson and Leah Turner of Unity College who are organising various fundraisers for Cancer Research.
Shelby Johnson and Leah Turner of Unity College who are organising various fundraisers for Cancer Research.
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TWO teenagers whose families have been affected by serious illness have been raising money for Cancer Research.

Unity College Blackpool students Leah Turner and Shelby Johnson organised a number of activities at the North shore school to raise awareness and money for the charity.

The 15-year-olds have been baking cakes, selling badges and even asked if a non-uniform day could be held at school.

Leah, from North Shore, said: “I wanted to do this for my mum as well as other family and friends who are affected by serious illness.

“We’ve done a cake sale, a non-uniform day, sold daffodil badges and raffle tickets for Easter eggs.

“It went really well and the cakes sold really quickly.“

Leah’s mum Tracey Harries is currently receiving treatment for non-curable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mrs Harries said: “I’m very proud of Leah. “She took it all on herself. She has got a lot going on in her life as well so to take this on is amazing.”