A NINE-YEAR-OLD girl has made wish bracelets and helped to organise her school to wear pink for a cause close to her heart.

Garrett Hall Primary School pupil Violet Seddon, from Tyldesley saw how breast cancer affected her mum's best friend in the last three years.

Leanne McFarlane, 41, had reconstructive surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy before being told she was in remission this year.

Violet heard about Breast Cancer Now's wear it pink awareness day on Friday, October 18 on the radio and told her mum Stephanie that she wanted to help.

She asked her teacher if the school could arrange for everyone to wear pink on the day.

The school are backing Violet, who will also be selling wish bracelets she has made at a stall, which come inside cards with a heartwarming message she has written.

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A bracelet with Violet's message

Mum-of-two Stephanie, 39, said: "I am so proud of Violet.

"Seeing her 'auntie Leanne' have cancer really affected her and she wanted to do something to raise awareness to find a cure for cancer.

"Leanne was an emotional wreck when I told her, she was really happy.

"Violet is very loving and sweet and always thinks of others."

Violet's grandad also died five years ago after suffering with cancer.

The wish bracelets can be bought at Stephanie's business, Stunnink Aesthetics Ltd on Bolton Old Road and husband Dave's firm, Seddons Strength and Conditioning Gym on Victoria Mill.

They are priced at £1 for adults and 50p for children.

Funds raised from the awareness day and sale of the wish bracelets will be split between the wear it pink campaign and Bolton Hospice.

JPS Design and Print Services on Railway Road in Leigh has donated the cards that goes with them.