Two twins and their brother have raised £200 for Weston Hospicecare after holding a cake sale at their home in Somerset.

Lucy and Bella Redding, both aged seven, along with their nine-year-old brother Max decided to raise money for the charity by selling cakes to their neighbours in their hometown of Ilminister.

Their efforts come in memory of their mother’s close friend James Bale who died aged 39 at the hospice on 19 March after a battle with a brain tumour.

James’ mother, Janet Perks, said the fundraising effort by the children was comforting to see.

She said: “The whole family are so grateful for all the care, love and patience displayed by hospice staff during James’ time being cared for by the hospice.

“The children’s effort is a heart-warming positive to come out of all the sadness.”

The children’s mother Claire says she is so proud of them and their efforts to support the charity.

She said: “I’m very proud of Lucy, Bella and Max for not only selling cakes on the day but also for making the posters to advertise the sale.

“I’m so happy they managed to raise £200 for the hospice.”

Weston Hospicecare relies on the kind-hearted support of the community it serves meaning fundraising efforts like Lucy’s, Bella’s and Max’s are crucial.

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