Bank staff dressed as superheroes to support a charity set up in memory of a young girl from Hounslow who died of cancer.

NatWest's Hounslow branch raised £340 for the Liesel Angel Trust by selling cakes and coffee and holding a toy raffle on February 5.

They also educated customers about the charity's work to help critically-ill youngsters and their families by contributing towards transport and food costs and providing services including counselling.

The Liesel Angel Trust was set up by the parents of Liesel Angel Appiah-Boakye, of Feltham, who died of the rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma in 2012, aged just three.

They wanted to help other parents going through what they did who were struggling to keep up with domestic chores or to afford hospital meals as they concentrated on caring for their little ones.

Liesel Angel Appiah-Boakye
Liesel Angel Appiah-Boakye, who died of cancer aged three

NatWest's Hounslow branch manager Amrit Samra said: "My team and I felt this charity was one which made a difference to the lives of local families with a child diagnosed with cancer or a terminal illness.

"Cancer has touched quite a few staff members in this branch and setting up a charity in the memory of a lost child is such a brave act from a mother and a good cause that requires support."

She added that the money raised on the day would go towards the Liesel Angel Meal - an initiative by the charity's founders Lovia Ofori-Agyemang and Francis Appiah Boakye to provide free hospital meals for the parents of seriously ill children.

She said the branch planned to continue its partnership with the charity by holding similar fundraising and awareness raising events every three months.

For more about the Liesel Angel Trust and the support it provides, visit or call 020 8538 0185.