Amy Wild is three years old and she has been deprived of her fine blonde locks since having a rare form of child cancer diagnosed.

When mothers at Christ Church Ewell Toddler Group learned that the little girl from Ashtead was being treated for Wilms' Tumour they wanted to offer support.

So, for the spring term, they held a chocolate evening with clips from Chocolat and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, chocolate fountains and even chocolate pizza.

About 90 guests indulged their sweet obsession to generate £1,081 for the Royal Marsden Children's Unit in Sutton.

At the unit, Amy has undergone an operation to remove her kidney and had chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Wilms' tumour, named after the German surgeon Max Wilms, is a malignant tumour of the embryonic kidney that occurs mostly in children under five.

Catherine Harding, a volunteer at the toddler group, said: "It was just devastating when we heard the news. Amy is a really cheerful, sweet girl with lovely blonde curls, which have all now gone.

"We had recipe demonstrations, a chocolate quiz and a huge raffle bulging with prizes generously donated by local shops and restaurants in Sutton."

Call the Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign team on 020 8770 0279.