There were smiles on many a face as cakes and sweet treats were enjoyed at a recent coffee morning at the Archdale Hall, Lisnaskea in aid of Tiny Life, Northern Ireland's vulnerable and premature baby charity.

The well-attended event was organised by 15 year old Megan Howe from Aghadrumsee, who raised a total of £1,700 for the charity.

Commenting on the success of the coffee morning, Megan said: " I am so grateful for the support I received by everyone both behind the scenes and on the day. The money will go towards valuable work done by the charity."

Megan organised the event as part of the skills section of her Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award, which she is currently completing through her school, Enniskillen Royal Grammar. She added: "I also wanted to do something worthwhile to give back to the community. I thought a coffee morning would be a good idea as it would be something people of all ages could attend."

Megan, who aspires to be a midwife when she leaves school, explained why she chose to raise money for Tiny Life. She said: "I think the work of the Tiny Life charity is important because many babies are born premature and it is key that they get the care and support they need."

She continued: "Tiny Life do a variety of different things to help families of premature babies. These support networks are all so valuable to the families during that time. Babies can be very vulnerable when born and I think it is vital they are given the best care possible."

By hosting the coffee morning, Megan discovered that Tiny Life had helped many people in her local community. She said: "I actually didn't know anyone who had benefited from the work of Tiny Life, but when I said I was holding a coffee morning for them, I found that a lot of people in my local area had benefitted from the charity."

She added: "This made running the event even more satisfactory as I had heard personal stories about the work they do and how it helped."