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Friday, 18 April 2014

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Caring Barrow girl baked hundreds of charity cakes

A BIG-HEARTED Barrow girl who has raised hundreds of pounds to help cancer patients has been nominated for a Christmas Star award.

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NOMINEE Jessica Jackson of Walney is in the running for a Christmas Star award

Other nominations:
Brave Barrow boy fought back from the brink
Three-year-old Walney girl with hole in her heart ‘an inspiration to us all’
Caring and creative Barrow girl is supporting hospice
Courageous Barrow boy is so loving
Kind Ulverston girl Madeline cares for mum
Barrow boy inspired to help others
Brave Cumbria girl Katie up for Evening Mail award
Football-loving Barrow boy Ryan took 18 hours of surgery in his stride
Young carers from Barrow show great courage
Doctors amazed by Barrow boy Ethan’s progress
Bubbly Barrow girl Casey, four, is ‘the most adorable little girl in the world’
Generous Barrow boy Jake gives up his toys for others
Brave Jessica is nominated as a true Christmas star in Barrow

Nine-year-old Jessica Jackson, of Walney, came up with an idea to bake and sell cupcakes so she could raise money for Furness General Hospital’s Oncology Unit.

The thoughtful St Columba’s Catholic Primary School pupil’s fundraising effort was made earlier this year when plans were announced about a relocation of the oncology unit within the Barrow hospital.

Caring Jessica demonstrated her top baking skills and managed to raise more than £530 by selling more than 600 cakes in just a fortnight.

The junior baker has been put forward to be one of the two Evening Mail Christmas Stars by her grandmother Pat Humes, of Barrow.

The proud grandmother said of her granddaughter’s efforts: “Jessica is the most caring girl I know.

“She has raised over £500 for the oncology unit in just two weeks by baking cup cakes.

“She is so kind and considerate and puts everyone before herself.

“Jessica is always ready to help anyone.”

The Evening Mail has teamed up with Heath’s Toymaster in Barrow to find the area’s most inspirational boy and girl who have shown great courage or selflessness.

Nominees so far have included young carers, fundraisers, or children who have battled with illnesses or disabilities.

Our two Christmas Stars will win a visit from Father Christmas along with a host of festive gifts.

Christmas Stars nominations are open to children up to the age of 13.

To nominate a child, fill in the coupon below and send it to Natalie Chapples, Christmas Stars, North-West Evening Mail, Abbey Road, Barrow.

Alternatively, visit the Evening Mail homepage at www.nwemail.co.uk, to access the online form.

Entries close on December 13.

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