FOUR friends are raising money for a hospital charity in memory of a baby girl who died 12 years ago.

The youngsters, from Yeadon, will hold a Disney themed event in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Ten-year-old Jorja Cousins chose the charity in memory of the sister she never knew. Nicole was born with a large tumour on her chest and was only 11 days old when she died. She had been placed under the care of Great Ormond Street and had undergone surgery to reduce the tumour. Although 60 per cent of the tumour had been cleared she was too weak for further treatment.

Jorja is joining forces with friends Ella Murray, 11, Mia Coburn, 10, and Gracie Horner-Glister, 11. The girls, who are all pupils at Westfield Junior School, will hold a Great Disney Street Coffee Morning at 10th Airedale Scout Hut, Yeadon, behind St Peter and Paul’s Church, on Saturday, March 9, from 10am to 2pm.

Jorja’s mum Paula Cousins said: “The pain of losing a child is something we have struggled with as a family, but my daughter Jorja is the light of our lives. Although Jorja was saddened by the story of her older sister, she wanted to do something in her memory, and we wanted to support her. We are all proud of our children for wanting to organise this event and their creative ideas. It is such a great cause and we’re looking forward to raising money that will help other families.”

The event will include stalls selling books, DVDs, cakes and bakes, as well as face painting, tombola and lucky dip. All money raised will go to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, which raises money to support some of the hospital’s most urgent needs. To donate a prize for the tombola email