When she lost her beloved grandad Eddie to a brain tumour last year, 11-year-old Kate Rugg from Boughton decided she wanted to do something extra special to remember him.
After enlisting the help of her friend and neighbour, Jess Leathwaite, eight, the two youngsters have spent the past two months organising a fun-filled Easter family fair aimed at people of all ages, but most importantly for a very poignant cause.
All money raised from the event, to be held at Waverton Village Hall on Saturday, March 26, will go to The Brain Tumour Charity who are funding vital research into finding a cure and offering support to families affected by brain cancer.
Kate said: “I wanted a way to celebrate the life of Grandad, as well as help to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity because every year, 5,000 people lose their lives to a brain tumour, yet less than 2% of cancer research funding in the UK is spent on this area.
"Any money raised from our event will go towards research on brain tumours and getting information out there so more people know what symptoms to look out for,” she added.
The event, which starts at 2pm, will include a variety of stalls, competitions, races, crafts, beauty treatments, a bouncy castle, go-karting, a licensed bar, pool table, an auction and a family quiz.
And lots of Chester businesses have all been donating generously to the fair, such as The Ring O' Bells, Telford's Warehouse, The Architect, Rainbow Slush, Blossom Garden of Beauty, Old Hall Leisure, Soccer Funweeks, The Stylist and Deva Travel.
Kate’s mum Sarah, who has been helping out with some of the organising, said: “I’m extremely proud of Kate and Jess, this whole event has been their idea and they have spent a number of hours planning it every day for the past two months.
“The kindness and support from local businesses has been overwhelming. The girls have made sure there are plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy and we hope everyone will come along on Easter Saturday to help raise money, have some fun and make the day a great success.”