BIG-HEARTED brownies are joining the fight to help save Pontefract youngster Jaiden Worrall who has a rare form of stomach cancer.
Members of the 9th Pontefract Brownies raised £190 from a one-off charity night to help the tot’s family pay for a life-saving operation abroad.
Guide leaders Deborah Griffiths and Joanne Hinks organised the family event at Pontefract Rugby Union Club Club in Carleton last Wednesday after reading about Jaiden’s battle with neuroblastoma in the Express.
Mrs Hinks said: “We had seen the publicity in the newspaper and Jaiden lives over the road from my parents and I see them coming and going from the hospital.
“So that’s the reason we did it. We put out a letter to parents telling them about the charity night and why we were doing it, and it was attended well by our brownies, parents and grandparents.”
The club put on a BBQ and fundraising activities including a raffle and a tombola to raise the much-needed cash for Jaiden’s parents, Lee Worrall and Claire Belcher.
Mrs Hinks said the charity-conscious brownies are no stranger to raising money for good causes, having held events to help national charity, Children With Cancer.
She added: “We do lots with our brownies so they know they they’re very privileged to lead such healthy lives. The children are up for anything and it’s down to parents too who support us.
“We want to thank them for supporting us, we do such a lot of charity.”