Support for a hospice campaign travelled 700 miles away to south Germany when 11-year-old Georgina Jenkins decided to hold a purple tea party in memory of her gran.

Georgina saw The Hospice of St Francis’ Go Purple event publicised in her dad’s hospice shop in Abbots Langley during the summer and decided to organise a purple fundraising event for her friends from the Bavarian International School, north of Munich, where she lives.

The hospice held its first ever Go Purple Day last month where people decorated shop windows purple and individuals held purple-themed events.

Georgina got into the spirit of the event by wearing purple accessories and raised £105.

She said: “I really enjoyed going purple, or Geht Lila as it translates to in German, for the hospice and my friends also though it was cool.

“It was a fun thing to do in Granny’s memory and I’m really pleased to have raised more than £100 for the hospice who helped care for her.”

Georgina’s gran, Ann, had pancreatic cancer and was cared for by staff at the hospice for three years until she died in July aged 76.

Georgina popped into the hospice on Thursday, November 5 while on her half term break with her grandfather, Myles Darybshire, from Gypsy Lane in Hunton Bridge.