Emma is Exmouth’s latest Good Egg

A young Brixington woman’s fundraising efforts in memory of her much-loved mum have earned her the Journal Good Egg award.

Emma Singleton, 21, of Mountbatten Close, was nominated by Cancer Research’s Sylvia Arlett for her enthusiasm in raising cash for the cancer charity.

Emma, who had never before organised a charity event, raised �1,424 for Cancer Research.

Sylvia Arlett, area manager at Cancer Research UK, said “I am so proud of Emma, especially as she has never organised anything like this before, and what a great job she did.

“I am sure mum will be looking down on her and feeling proud, too.

“The money Emma has raised is vital to our research and I cannot thank her enough.”

Emma set about raising funds for the charity after her mum died from bowel and liver cancer, aged just 47.

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Determined to help with the search for a cure for the disease, Emma came up with the idea of raising funds for Cancer Research UK - last month organising a craft fayre at All Saints Church, Exmouth.

With her enthusiasm refusing to be dampened by the wet weather, Emma organised for 13 stalls to be set up, so visitors could buy an array of goods including cakes, nail painting, bric-a-brac, cards and face painting.

Sylvia said: “At the end of the event, when the money was counted, Emma could not believe she had raised �1,424 - with the raffle alone netting more than �400.”

Emma said: “I am amazed and so pleased - especially as I did this for my lovely mum, Karen, who recently lost her life to bowel and liver cancer.

“The whole family has been left absolutely devastated and I just felt I needed to do something to help all those who face this awful disease, as I know that every bit of help provides a positive step towards more effective treatment.

“I just want to thank all my friends who helped me on the day, without them I could not have done it.”

l Do you know someone who has done a good deed for the community and deserves to be Journal Good Egg? Whether their selfless act was big or small, nominate them at exmouth.editorial@archant.co.uk