TWO nieces of a 26-year-old who lost his battle with cancer are raising money in memory of their uncle on his birthday today.
Eliza Goring and Victoria Corbett, with help from Phillip Corbett, are spending their lunchtime today selling cakes to their friends in memory of Charles Hickman, who died in April.
The nine-year-olds, who are cousins, decided to bake and sell the cakes at William Shrewsbury Primary School, in Church Road, Stretton, to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, on what would have been his 27th birthday.
Cineworld supervisor, Charles, of Shobnall Road, spent the last year battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Following his death a fund-raising site was set up by friends and family to raise money for Macmillan and later Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
Eliza’s mother, Elizabeth Goring, said: “I am very proud of them.
“They thought of selling cakes at school all by themselves in memory of Charles and chose Friday because it would have been his 27th birthday.”
The girls did not have a target but wanted to raise as much cash as possible.