Young fund raisers inspire with their own efforts to help North Devon get a new chemotherapy unit.

TWO North Devon youngsters have been recognised for their fundraising efforts in aid of North Devon District Hospital’s Chemotherapy Appeal.

Isla McKinnon, aged 10 and nine-year-old Sam Pyle have each been presented with a certificate thanking them for their fund raising endeavours.

Isla, a pupil at Sticklepath Community School in Barnstaple, made “pop cakes” to sell to her class mates and neighbours in addition to donating her birthday money to the appeal.

She has so far raised £229 and plans to continue selling the cakes to raise more.

Sam, who attends Appledore Community Primary School has raised more than £150 by organising a tight-rope walk event and busking on his own door step with a ukulele! He next hopes to run a cake sale in school.

“I want to thank both Isla and Sam for everything they have done to help raise money for the appeal,” said Ian Roome fund raising manager for the Chemotherapy Appeal.

“It continues to amaze me how both young and old have taken the appeal to their hearts. Every pound raised takes us one step closer to a purpose built chemotherapy unit for the people of North Devon.”