THE community has been fighting against childhood cancer with coffee mornings and cake sales.

Firms and schools from across mid Cheshire raised £600 for The Joshua Tree by marking International Childhood Cancer Day on February 15 and throughout the month.

Howdens in Winsford raised £138.19 through coffee mornings and boutique Omnia, in Northwich, presented a cheque for £170 to The Joshua Tree from its coffee morning.

Lynda Hill, founder of The Joshua Tree, said: “The number of parents being told that their child has cancer is not decreasing.

“Cancer does not discriminate.

“International Childhood Cancer Day reminds us of this sad reality and we are hugely grateful to all those local firms who chose to mark the awareness day by helping us towards our goal of building our holiday home and support centre for families of children with cancer.”

Supporters included Cheryl Evans, wife of Graham Evans MP, Roberts Bakery, Harrow Estates, Lorna Burchell and Emily Williamson and Morgan McKay at Weaverham High School.