Good friends Grace Vickers and Darcy Kenny who go to Sacred Heart School set up a stall on Saturday in Market Place to sell some of their toys to raise money for Stand Up to Cancer.
Both girls Grandmothers have been affected by cancer. Darcy lost her Grandmother to bowel cancer two years ago and Grace’s Grandmother was diagnosed with bowel and lung cancer in April 2017 but this September was given the all clear and her Nan has beaten breast cancer.
The girls came up with the idea themselves and then asked friends and family to donate toys. Darcy wrote a letter to Henley Town Council asking if they could run a stall. They said, “We wanted to raise money to save people that get cancer. The most popular items today have been teddies.”
Henley Mayor, Councillor Glen Lambert visited the stall. He said, “I bought local singer/songwriter Daisy who works at Lovibonds a blue teddy as it had March embroidered on it which is her birthday month and the blue matches her hair!”
Our Editor, Michaela Clarke was delighted to find and buy a cute owl puppet as she’s Brown Owl at 1st Henley Brownies.
Grace’s Mum, Michelle Winters has set up a Just Giving page, she said, “Both girls are extremely kind and caring, always thinking of others and this idea proves just what a fantastic pair of young girls they are.” You can still donate here