Kind-hearted Rotherham youngster Kadie organises charity event for Grandad who is receiving treatment for prostrate cancer

A kind-hearted schoolgirl from Rotherham has raised more than £200 for charity, Stand Up To Cancer.

Twelve-year-old Kadie Davis, a Year 7 student at Swinton Academy, organised a bake sale at the school with the aim of raising as much money as possible for the annual fundraising campaign, organised by Cancer Research UK and Channel 4. Stand Up To Cancer funds research, which takes developments in the labs and accelerates them into brand-new tests and treatments for cancer patients who need them.

Year 7 pupils at Swinton Academy raised over £180 for Cancer Research's Stand Up To Cancer campaign. Penguin PR: public relations, media and communications.

Pupils in Year 7 – and staff at the Rotherham school - wore orange socks, hair bobbles and badges to show their support for the charity.

Cancer Research UK is a charity close to Kadie’s heart; her Grandad is currently undergoing treatment for prostrate cancer and, in 2018, she lost a friend to the disease.

Kadie’s mum, Paula Davis, said: “Kadie and I always watch Bake Off on Channel Four and they are supporting Stand Up To Cancer. We thought a bake sale would be a good idea to raise funds and I’m very proud of her for doing this not only for her Grandad but for her friend, too.”

Rebecca Hibberd, Principal at Swinton Academy, said: “I have been touched by this gesture and it’s testament to Kadie that the bake sale has been such a success.

“We’re honoured to have such caring, conscientious students here at Swinton Academy.”

Swinton Academy raised more than £180 for the charity.


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