30 / November / 2018

Millie and Savannah’s odd jobs pay off

Millie and Savannah’s odd jobs pay off image

Two 10-year-old schoolgirls who dreamed up a series of lively fundraising initiatives to raise money for charity have proudly handed over a cheque for £54 to Hospice in the Weald.

Millie and Savannah from Pembury Grange fundraised throughout the year with a series of odd jobs and other initiatives. They kicked off their fundraising campaign by clearing snow off cars in January. Their efforts continued throughout the year: they painted faces throughout the football World Cup, and made slime and sweets to sell at school. Even when the tooth fairy appeared, the money from that also went into their fund.

Savannah’s mother Celeste says “We had no idea what they were planning, the fundraising was entirely their own idea. But we were all so impressed to find they had decided to do something so worthwhile with their time.”

Millie and Savannah's favourite fundraising activity? Selling sweets at school – “because we got to eat some,” and clearing snow, "despite the cold!". The friends decided to fundraise for Hospice in the Weald because they wanted to help a local charity. Millie says “we wanted the money we raised to help local people and we know the Hospice does this”.

Tor Edwards, Head of Communications, who received the cheque said: “It’s brilliant that the girls have had such a range of good ideas to raise the money and we are so grateful to them for all their hard work. Every donation we receive helps us provide vital Hospice care free of charge.”

Thank you Millie and Savannah!