Sophie inspires charity effort

Sophie Gray, who has battled with a brain tumour
Sophie Gray, who has battled with a brain tumour

A six-year-old girl who has inspired three Dundee and Angus College students to support a children’s cancer charity has said thank you to the trio.

Siobhan Thomas, Alannah Philips and Kerenza Yates are currently doing level 5 beauty therapy and as part of their course are required to do a unit called working with others.

The girls planned to get involved with some straight forward charity work, but Siobhan had just witnessed a close friend’s little girl, Sophie Gray battle with a brain tumour and she was determined they would do something to support her progress.

And Sophie visited the college on Tuesday to thank them for their work.

Siobhan said: “It was devastating news at the time, but Sophie has been incredibly brave and strong. It breaks my heart to see what she and her family have gone through, but I know that one of the biggest supports was the Children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent. On that basis all of our fund-raising will be going towards the CLIC Sargent in Edinburgh.”

Over the next few weeks, the girls will be holding a charity waxing session on March 17 at 1.30 p.m, and also selling tickets to guess how many sweets are in the jar and guessing a teddy bear’s name.