A KIND-HEARTED 12-year-old girl has helped to prepare an afternoon of children's entertainment and a fair in aid of youngsters less fortunate than her.

Cara Bacon, from Astley, did not get the chance to organise an event in 2018 to raise funds for the children's charity so she was determined to set up an occasion this year and she started planning for it last November.

And after the St Mary's Catholic High School pupil used her creativity to make preparations for a special occasion and received help from others, she was offered the space to make the event a reality at the Waterside Inn pub in Leigh.

It will take place on Saturday, November 9, starting at 1pm and running until 4.30pm.

A two-hour party for little ones will begin at 2pm with a children's entertainer on hand to offer plenty of fun for the youngsters.

There will also be a raffle and tombola offering prizes, a cake sale as well as second hand toy and book stalls set up.

Children are also invited to go to the party in fancy dress in a "SPOTacular" style to reflect Children in Need's spotty theme.

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Cara in November 2018 at the start of planning the event

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Cara's mum Nicola said, 44, said: "I am really proud of Cara.

"She just wants to make a difference for people less fortunate than her.

"Cara wanted to host an event for Children in Need rather than just a stall.

"She is a kind and nurturing person and has helped out with WASPI fundraisers before.

Nicola also praised the Waterside Inn for their "brilliant" support.

Entry for the event is £4 a child.

A crowdfunding page has also been launched in aid of Children in Need too. To donate to it click here.