A CANCER charity launched in memory of a Bowdon girl has 'come of age'.

Friends of Rosie Children's Cancer Research Fund has raised a staggering £2m for research into childhood cancers, since being set up in 1991 in memory of five-years-old Rosie Larkin.

Recently the group held its annual Christmas coffee morning on November 9 at the Bowdon home of Sarah Leggate - who has supported the charity from the start and has helped to raise £60,000 towards the total.

Those attending the get-together included Bowdon resident Kaye Gardner who was recently awarded an MBE for her services to charity. She recently went to Buckingham Palace to receive her award.

Pictured at the Friends of Rosie event are Sarah Leggate (left) and Kaye Gardner.