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Sweet work by Winnersh brothers in Comic Relief challenge

George and Ben Rosenthal gave up sweets for Comic Relief
George and Ben Rosenthal gave up sweets for Comic Relief

TWO schoolboys from Winnersh made a huge sacrifice in February by giving up sweets, cakes and biscuits for the entire month.

Brothers Ben, 12, and George Rosenthal, nine, who attend The Forest School and Emmbrook Junior School respectively, forewent sweets, biscuits and cakes for the entire month of February to raise more than £100 for Comic Relief.

Proud mum Deborah said the boys found it very difficult, especially when it came to school puddings and birthday parties.

She said: “The boys heard Chris Evans on Radio 2 was giving up sugar for February. They wanted to raise money for a good cause at the same time.

“George found it very hard especially at school dinner time, he kept telling me how nice the puddings looked every day. He went to a friend’s disco in the first week and brought home his cake to pop in the freezer until March.

“Both boys went to pancake days at cubs and scouts, which was a real test for them, but George took cheese to go on his while Ben took a lemon. I’m amazed at how they just got on with it and didn’t really complain.

“They completed the challenge, raising £101 and celebrated by tucking into pancakes a day late!”

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