A YOUNGSTER managed to raise more than £100 after taking part in the world’s biggest charity coffee morning.

Grace Digby, ten, took part in the Macmillan event after sickness hit her family last year.

Grace, who attends All Saints’ Primary School in Maldon, hosted her own event at Maldon Methodist Church as part of a wider initiative to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

She raised about £150 for the charity, which supported her nan who almost lost her battle with cancer last year.

Mum Katy Hogger, who lives in Witham, said plenty of people showed up to support her daughter on the day.

She said: “The coffee morning went really well.

“Grace spent all day Friday making a variety of different cakes including fairy cakes, fruit cake, chocolate cake, and Victoria sponge.

“Seeing all the new faces turn up on the day made us really proud, lots of people came in to support her and donated their own cakes, so we had a really good turnout.”

Grace has the fundraising bug and hopes to continue her volunteer work.

Her mum added: “She had a really good time and I think she’s secretly really proud of herself – the fact that so many people showed up and she was able to help.

“I reckon she’s planning her next event already.”

Grace’s nan Angela Richardson, 63, was in remission from cancer and was given the all-clear in April.

She received help from Macmillan nurses when she was ill and still regularly receives support as part of an ongoing treatment plan.

Katy’s mum and friend have taken the leftover cakes into work this week and the money will go to Grace’s fundraising total.

The dedicated youngster did not know much about cancer until it hit her family, but she was still keen to do whatever she could to support others in her nan’s position.

Grace sent out invites to her coffee morning to everybody she knew and she was over the moon with the huge turn-out.

The keen baker is also a volunteer on the Maldon Carnival committee and carnival organisers praised her for her dedication and selflessness.