Exmouth girl’s birthday charity donation just the start

PUBLISHED: 09:20 09 February 2015

Bassetts Farm pupil - Abbie Clarke, nine, has been busy making cakes to sell in aid of Comic Relief. Abbie has set up a Just Giving donation web page which has raised over £200 for the charity. Ref exe 6885-06-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Bassetts Farm pupil - Abbie Clarke, nine, has been busy making cakes to sell in aid of Comic Relief. Abbie has set up a Just Giving donation web page which has raised over £200 for the charity. Ref exe 6885-06-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

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A nine-year-old Brixington schoolgirl has donated her birthday money to those less fortunate in Africa - and wants to give even more.

Abbie Clarke, of Martins Road, Exmouth, has raised £200 after asking her mum, Sarah, if she could give the cash to charity rather than spend it herself.

Sarah said Bassetts Farm Primary School pupil Abbie told her she was ‘so lucky’ with all the presents she got and there were others who were not as lucky as her.

“I’m so proud of her - there aren’t many children who would even think of giving their money away,” said Sarah.

Abbie decided that the amount of money she was able to donate was only enough to help one family

With the help of her mum, she has started a Red Nose Day sponsorship page.

Sarah said: “She told me ‘I don’t want to help just one family’ and she also wants to help children who are carers.”

Abbie started off by cleaning cars for money, as well as helping her mum make cakes to sell.

Her school has supported her by giving her the chance to sell her cakes alongside a toy and book bring and buy sale to take place in March.

Sarah said: “The original target we set was £300, but we’ve nearly raised that so far, so we may need to think higher.”

Anyone who wants to help Abbie to raise the money she needs can visit http://my.rednoseday.com/sponsor/Abbiesfundraising

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