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Annual cake sale and raffle raises thousands for Ollie's Heroes

PUBLISHED: 15:34 24 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:18 24 May 2018

Ollies Heroes Cake Day 2018. Jamie and Claire Gray. Pictures: Mick Howes

Ollies Heroes Cake Day 2018. Jamie and Claire Gray. Pictures: Mick Howes

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An array of tasty treats was on offer at a fundraiser for a charity helping children fight cancer.

Ollies Heroes Cake Day 2018. Pictures: Mick HowesOllies Heroes Cake Day 2018. Pictures: Mick Howes

Members of the community gathered at an annual cake sale and raffle for Ollie’s Heroes, founded by Oulton couple Jamie and Claire Gray after their son Ollie died in 2015 following a five-year battle with acute lymphatic leukaemia.

The charity’s primary function is to help children battling cancer and their families with the costs of living and travelling to hospital.

Ollies Heroes Cake Day 2018. Archie and Lexie Gray. Pictures: Mick HowesOllies Heroes Cake Day 2018. Archie and Lexie Gray. Pictures: Mick Howes

This year’s sale, held on May 20 at Carlton Colville Community Centre for the third time, was once again a resounding success as £3897 was raised.

“Once again the cake sale was amazing,” said Mr Gray. “We’re always blown away by people’s generosity and the event continues to grow year on year.

Ollies Heroes Cake Day 2018. Maisie Trussler and Frances Larham enjoying cake. Pictures: Mick HowesOllies Heroes Cake Day 2018. Maisie Trussler and Frances Larham enjoying cake. Pictures: Mick Howes

“It has become a real family event, which is really important for us as we had so much support from family members across the five years that Ollie was ill.”

Ollies Heroes Cake Day 2018. Pictures: Mick HowesOllies Heroes Cake Day 2018. Pictures: Mick Howes

Ollies Heroes Cake Day 2018. Selling merchandise. Pictures: Mick HowesOllies Heroes Cake Day 2018. Selling merchandise. Pictures: Mick Howes

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