A ROMSEY student and her friend raised hundreds of pounds for a good cause.

Maggie Nicholson underwent an operation when she was two weeks old.

The now-10-year-old was diagnosed with a benign tumour and was treated at the Piam Brown Ward at Southampton General Hospital.

“Everything went well and we were happy with that. The hospital was amazing, all the children services were incredible,” her mum Jessica Nicholson said.

But the Romsey Abbey C of E Primary School decided to give something back to the doctors and hospital staff who looked after her and organised a fundraising day at her school.

With the help of her friend Hazey Rummey, she organised a cake sale and a race, raising £572.34.

“She was thrilled. I think it was a really good experience for her. It was also a way to raise awareness of the ward and what they do,” Mrs Nicholson added.

Maggie recently presented a cheque to the staff at the Piam Brown Ward.

The money will be used for toys and equipment.

“She wanted to give something back to the team at the hospital to say thank you. It was her way to say thank you and to make the days more enjoyable for the children who are being treated at the moment,” Mrs Nicholson added.

Julie-Anne Palfrey, headteacher at Romsey Abbey CofE Primary School praised the girls and said: “She was aiming for £100 but this captured everyone in school. The girls organised the whole day themselves, taking on responsibility for advertising it . The pupils all enjoyed the activities and everyone said well done to Maggie and Hazey for their amazing organisation leading to such a fantastic result.”