AN EMOTIONAL weekend produced an outstanding fundraising result for a charity set up in memory of an inspiring girl.

An array of events were held on Saturday to raise money for the Amazing Alice charity, which was set up in honour of Anna Valley's Alice Razza who battled cancer for four-and-a-half-years and died one year ago on 4 May aged just 15.

To mark the anniversary, events were held in Andover and beyond in aid of the charity, which helps children in palliative care to make memories precious.

An afternoon tea held at Andover Baptist Church hosted 135 people and raised £2,000.

Meanwhile, from cake sales and garden parties held elsewhere including in High Wycombe, £550 was raised.

Alice Ingram, a friend of the Razza family from Anna Valley, cut her hair off in return for sponsorship in memory of Amazing Alice on the first anniversary of her death and raised £615. Alice's hair will also be donated to the Little Princess Trust to make wigs for children suffering with hair loss through cancer treatment.

Alice's mum Debbie described Saturday as 'a great day with a great amount raised for the charity'.

In its first year, Amazing Alice has helped five children and their families by funding them to enjoy trips together and make memories which could be their last.

The charity supports children from the paediatric oncology ward at Southampton General Hospital where Alice, a former John Hanson and Harrow Way pupil, was cared for.

Amazing Alice also funds training for nurses and health professionals of paediatric departments at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, continuing on from when Alice made a report of what she thought made a good nurse.

Amazing Alice will try to hold fundraising events which are things Alice enjoyed, such as cycling the Thruxton race circuit, where it will be holding an event on 15 July.

For next year, the family including dad Rik, and older sisters Emily and Bekah, hopes to co-ordinate a global afternoon tea event for her second anniversary.

To find out more about the charity, search for ‘Amazing Alice’ on Facebook.