DELPH school pals rose to the occasion to whip up cookies and cupcakes to support a special charity close to their hearts.

Matilda Campbell-Dye and Molly McKimm, both aged nine, from Delph Primary School decided to

whipped up a confectionary storm for Dr Kershaw's Hospice where Matilda's dad, Terry Dye, sadly passed away from bowel cancer in 2015.

The caring kids not only baked a batch of goodies to sell to friends and staff to raise cash for Royton hospice but when the delicious treats ran out they went home and made more!

Their admirable efforts generated an amazing £114 and they were rewarded with a headteacher’s award.

Matilda’s mum, Tricia, of Grains Road, Delph, said: “We are very proud of the girls. They did this on their own initiative and we were staggered that they raised so much from selling their cakes.”

The girls visited the hospice to hand over a cheque and tucked into a well-earned cookie each from the kitchens as they met staff nurse Bianca Brown.