With plenty of homemade cakes on offer, the bake sale was popular with neighbours and the trio raised an incredible £147.40, which the family are rounding up to £150.

Variety Challenge Events and Community Partnerships Lead, Sarah, joined the family to support on the day.

The family regularly support Variety with fundraising efforts. Last year, their brother, Arlo, took part in the Superhero Tri with mum Amber, dad Chris, and uncle Toby. This April, Amber is taking on the London Landmarks Half Marathon, the Manchester Marathon, and the London Marathon, running a total of 65.5 miles in three weeks for Variety.

Younger brother Arlo joined the girls at their bake sale

Two-year-old Arlo was born with bilateral cataracts and now has no lenses in his eyes due to the necessary surgery. With his glasses, he has approximately 2 metres of vision and no peripheral vision. The family are keen to support a children’s charity that provides the necessary equipment children with disabilities need to reach their full potential.

In a letter to Variety, Rosena said:

Dear Variety,

Thank you so much for all you do. I chose this charity because you help disabled children; you helped my younger brother – Arlo – who is visually impaired. I loved doing the bake sale. We all raised £147. You do so much for disabled children so thank you.

Love Rosena McNeill

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Rosena, Alyssa, and Mia for their hard work and support!

If your Brownie unit would like to support Variety, the Children’s Charity, please contact sarah.phillips@variety.org.uk for more information.