A wave of heartwarming support is proving to be the icing on the cake for a Monifieth girl and her fundraising efforts.
On Friday, the Tele reported how 10-year-old Evie had been left heartbroken after she tried to organise a bake sale only to be told she needed a 149 street trading licence from Angus Council.
As well as doing the Race for Life, Evie wanted to raise about 100 through the sale after she was told that her dad, Graeme, had been living with cancer.
Over the weekend, kind-hearted readers rallied to her cause.
Evie’s mum, Nikki Nimmo, said: “We have been really moved by all the support that everyone has shown Evie.
“So many people have got in touch, some who have seen us have given us money and others have offered to help with the baking. Evie is just so excited by it all.”
Mrs Nimmo also said that, as of yesterday morning, they had surpassed the 100 target and had found a venue to host the event.
“We have set up a Just Giving page which has already reached the target,” added Mrs Nimmo.
“The Cabin on Union Street have offered to host her sale and there are so many people that want to help.”
Across Facebook and Twitter, users gave numerous suggestions to how the problem could be fixed. Others spoke of their disgust at the behaviour of the council and called for them to use ‘common sense’.
As well as the outpouring of support shown on social media, some residents contacted the Tele directly to offer their support.
Linda Spalding, 58, offered to pay the fee for Evie and host her sale.
She said: “I have had relatives affected by cancer and thought it was such a nice thing that she was trying to make a difference.”
Evie will be hosting her bake sale this Saturday from 1.30pm at the Cabin on Union Street, Monifieth. She is also raising money at justgiving.com/eve-grace-nimmo.