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Roaring success for Dagenham girls’ fundraising cake sale

PUBLISHED: 16:45 31 October 2014 | UPDATED: 17:07 31 October 2014

(L-R) Megan Galbraith, Holly Galbraith and Elise Austen, who have been running a stall to raise money for Cancer Research (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

(L-R) Megan Galbraith, Holly Galbraith and Elise Austen, who have been running a stall to raise money for Cancer Research (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

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Enterprising youngsters got baking to raise money for Breast Cancer Research during their half term holidays.

Megan Galbraith, 13, her sister Holly, 10, and their friend Elise Austen, 13, whipped up a storm in the kitchen to raise about £150 for charity.

The girls, who set up a stall outside the Galbraiths’ home in Lymington Road, Dagenham, were inspired to start fundraising by family friend Elizabeth Smith who recently underwent a double mastectomy.

Holly had a novel way of drawing in passersby - dressing up in a lion costume - helping them to smash their £100 target.

“We’ve been going out at 3pm or 4pm and missing dinner to catch people walking past,” Holly said.

Mum Natalie Galbraith said: “The charity is one that is close to their hearts so they decided to spend their school holidays raising money for the good cause.

“They’ve done a good job and it’s certainly kept them busy during their time off.”


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