FUNDRAISING is proving a piece of cake for mum Alice Pemberton-Barlow.

Alice, 31, from Knutsford, had her left leg amputated in February after being diagnosed with bone cancer when her son Bertie was nine months old.

She received support from the Mummy’s Star charity, and organised a coffee morning in aid of the organisation.

The coffee morning was held at The Railway Inn at Mobberley on Halloween, and the fundraiser and an online donations page raised £4,400.

Mummy’s Star supports women and their families affected by cancer during pregnancy or within 12 months after giving birth.

Alice said: “I was overwhelmed by the number of people who came, especially as many were people who I hadn’t met before but who had heard about the charity through our story and had come to show their support.

“It was lovely to have Tracey Derbyshire from Mummy’s Star with us. On counting the cash raised on the day, and realising how much we had raised, we became quite emotional.

“Tracey said the funds would help upwards of 15 families living with cancer and pregnancy through their grant scheme.

“I had originally planned to have the coffee morning at home in my kitchen with a few friends, with any change being donated to the charity.

“Needless to say my husband was pleased we changed our location when more than 200 guests arrived. The pub was the perfect venue, and we are so grateful to Lynda and her family for doing such a fantastic job.

“The atmosphere was brilliant, everyone had a lovely time enjoying the wonderful cakes that had been baked and catching up over coffee.

“The children dressed up in Halloween costumes and loved playing on the pub’s new outdoor play equipment. It was a fabulous show of community.

“I would also like to thank everyone who took the time to come along, everyone who baked, the local businesses who donated to our raffle and Sheldons Dairy for donating milk for a lot of coffees.”

The online donations page - - has raised £750.

“Mummy’s Star supports women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy or shortly after their baby has been born,” added Alice.

“I was diagnosed with bone cancer last year when Bertie was nine months old, and had my left leg amputated in February as a result.

“Mummy’s Star were fabulous - they visited me at home for emotional support and advice, provided a grant to help with childcare costs while I was in hospital having chemotherapy, and put me in touch with other new mums in a similar situation.”

Railway owner Lynda Davies said: “Alice’s story and the cause seem to have touched people’s hearts - people were very generous and I’m still receiving donations.

"There were at least 200 adults there, as well as children - it was amazing, and we had lots of cakes, including sponge, fruit, lemon drizzle and cupcakes.”

Lynda donated a £50 voucher to the raffle and provided free hot drinks.