Young girl from Diss holds household fete to remember grandfather

Luella Brookes, 8 years old, from Diss
Luella Brookes, 8 years old, from Diss

An eight-year-old girl from Diss raised more than £200 for Marie Curie Cancer Care with her homemade fete, organised to honour the memory of her grandfather.

Luella Brookes organised ‘The Ladies Cake Fest 2014’ at her grandmother’s house for family, friends and neighbours, to support the Marie Curie nurses who helped her grandad Owen Easter, who sadly passed away from cancer in February 2012.

Mel Brookes, Luella’s mother, said: “Luella was incredibly fond of her grandad and was devastated by his death.

“She is a born giver and she wanted to do something in his memory.”

Luella previously put together an event to remember her grandfather back in 2012, at the age of six, in her back garden. On that occasion, she raised £126.

This time, she managed to raise almost double that, receiving £232.30 altogether.

The fete included a cake and sausage roll sale, raffle, tombola, quiz and games.

Mrs Brookes added: “I know that this is not a massive amount but as it was an eight year old raising it in her grandma’s house, I think it is wonderful.

“Luella’s grandad loved the sound of lots of people in his house, especially if they were laughing and having a great time.

“He would have been so proud of Luella and of his friends and family.”