Pupils brew up in their own time for good causes
IT may have been a day away from school for young Ffion and Lauren, but they weren't taking time off, they were doing their bit for charity.
The pair from Morriston Comprehensive School decided to dedicate their inset day to raising money for Macmillan.
Ffion Watts, aged 12, and Lauren Spooner, aged 11, were inspired by the charity's big coffee morning project and decided to host their own event to raise money for that and the special needs activity club in Port Talbot which helps children with disabilities to participate in sports.
The kind-hearted youngsters had spent much of the week before preparing by baking cakes and collecting prizes donated by their families for a raffle.
They also contacted Macmillan who sent bunting and table clothes. Friends and family were invited to take part in the festivities to raise as much money as possible.
Sarah, Ffion's mum, said: "We're incredibly proud of the girls, the morning was everything they wanted and the whole thing went marvellously."
Mr Watts added: "I'm incredibly chuffed with the two of them."
They went to Glyncollen School to hand out cakes, as well as entertaining more than 25 guests in Ffion's home — and together the girls raised more than £90 for the good causes.
Susan Morris, general manager for Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales, said: "We would like to say a huge thank you to the girls for hosting a coffee morning to raise vital funds for Macmillan.
"Money raised by fundraisers like them helped us to spend £3.2 million in Wales last year funding services to support people affected by cancer including our nurses, our welfare benefits advisers, and our information and support professionals.
"Money raised by our fundraisers in 2012 also helped us to give people affected by cancer in Wales more than £545,000 in grants last year."