FOUR young fundraisers collected more than £1,000 for a cancer charity in honour of one of their mums.

In a bid to raise money for Cancer Research UK, Gilberd School pupils Evan Mullis, 12, Maxey Wills, 12, and Joe McBridge, 11, and Boxted St Peter’s pupil Dexter Wills, ten, set up a cake stall outside their home to sell their homemade creations.

The youngsters were working towards their Gilberd Golden Eagle badge and were inspired by Maxey and Dexter’s mum Kate, who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.

The brothers’ grandmother also has advanced stage Hodgkins Lymphoma.

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Kate said: “Maxey would love there to be a cure one day and for no one to have to go through the harsh treatment he has watched us both go through.

“He and Dexter were keen to do a bake sale in the half term as they are good little bakers and once Evan and Joe were on board, they set a date.

“We spread the word, set up an online fundraiser on Facebook for those who couldn’t attend to donate and the four boys got baking.”

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The boys sold their cakes outside Maxey and Dexter’s Mile End home for four hours in the sweltering heat.

Despite the soaring temperatures, Joe even dressed up as a T-Rex to entertain the younger visitors to the stall.

They raised £230 on the day itself, but more than £800 has also been donated through their online fundraiser.

Kate said: “They are completely overwhelmed with the support and messages they have received for doing this and we are very proud of them all.”

The boys have so far raised a total of £1,085.

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