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Moulton teenager who was diagnosed with brain tumour has been baking and walking for charity

Super fundraising teenager Lily Sandell has been busy both baking and walking for the charities that mean so much to her.

Lily, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2015, usually hosts her ‘Big Bandana Bake Sale’ each March.

But with COVID meaning many events have had to be cancelled, the 13-year-old, of Moulton, has this year been holding her bake sale online.

Lily Sandell and mum Jannine Sandell. (42679528)
Lily Sandell and mum Jannine Sandell. (42679528)

Not only that, but Lily, her mum Jannine and family friends Hayley Peacher and her two boys Toby and Logan (both 12) have been walking in all weathers to raise extra funds for charity.

“Lily is raising money for the Brain Tumour Charity and Childhood Tumour Trust. We are doing cake orders online and everything is going to the charities,” her mum said.

Jannine has been posting photos of Lily’s delicious cakes on her Facebook page and people have been getting in touch with their orders.

“This month is the Brain Tumour Charity’s Twilight Walk,” Jannine added. “You can do as much or as little as you like at a time.

“Lily still cannot walk so far because of the effects of her stroke and chemo but she wanted to take part in the walk throughout October to raise some money.”

A student at Holbeach University Academy, Lily finished her last chemotherapy treatment in September 2018.

“She is doing okay,” her mum said, “but she lost mobility and is still struggling from the stroke.”

And despite only being able to walk short distances, Lily and the team have already made it over the 10km distance.

“We have already smashed our target,” Jannine said.

“So now we’re aiming for 30km. We’d aimed to raise £200 but upped that to £500 and we’re at £460 at the moment.

“During lockdown the Childhood (Tumour) Trust put up lots of activities online and Lily learned sign language. They did all the activities at no charge, such as virtual sleep overs. They did not ask for any money so Lily wanted to donate something to them.

“She loves (TV’s) Bake Off and really missed not doing her big bake sale this year.

“By doing a virtual bake sale she’s been able to raise some extra money for the charities and she’s done all this in between her school work.”

In 2018, Lily was named The Moultons Young Achiever by Moulton Parish Council for her fundraising achievements.

You can sponsor the team in the Twilight Walk challenge via their fundraising page.

Type in www.thetwilightwalk.com then scroll down the page to the search box. Next, type in Jannine Sandell and by pressing the ‘support’ button you will be able to donate towards the walk.

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