It is amazing what best friends can achieve when they work together.

Following his diagnosis with Stage IV bowel cancer three years ago at age 32, Darren and his loved ones have passionately shared their story and experiences to raise much needed awareness that you are never too young to have bowel cancer and funds for Bowel Cancer Australia.

Wanting to help her dad and the growing number of Australians living with or beyond the disease, Darren’s nine-year-old daughter Layla put together a charitable fundraiser with her best friend.

Layla and Amy created a little business called ‘Bead Best Friends’, making and selling beads, bracelets, key rings and necklaces to raise funds and awareness in their local community.

“The reason we started ‘Bead Best Friends’ is because we wanted to help charities in need like Bowel Cancer Australia,” said Layla.

“And the second reason is because we wanted to make necklaces, bracelets, and key rings for our neighbourhood to enjoy,” Amy added.

Aiming to make as much money as possible for Bowel Cancer Australia, the pair were amazed they raised $500 through their little business.

A fabulous effort and one that we are very grateful for.

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If you were inspired by Layla and Amy's story and would like to create your own community fundraising event to raise awareness and much needed funds for Bowel Cancer Australia, get in touch through our webform.