Exmouth schoolgirl’s Red Nose boost

PUBLISHED: 09:09 24 March 2015 | UPDATED: 09:09 24 March 2015

Bassetts Farm primary school year four pupil Abbie Clarke arranged a fund raising cake sale event for Red Nose Day at school this week and is pictured with her classmate Poppy Rowsell who helped her out  Ref exe 9431-11-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Bassetts Farm primary school year four pupil Abbie Clarke arranged a fund raising cake sale event for Red Nose Day at school this week and is pictured with her classmate Poppy Rowsell who helped her out Ref exe 9431-11-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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A Brixington schoolgirl has raised £1,372.41 for the Red Nose Day appeal.

Nine-year-old Abbie Clarke, of Martins Road, has been raising cash for two months since she donated her birthday money to families in Africa.

The Bassetts Farm pupil asked staff at the Exmouth branch of W H Smith to dress up for comic relief.

She also held a cake sale at her school with the help of her friend, Poppy Rowsell.

Abbie’s mum, Sarah, said: “We’re unbelievably proud of Abbie and all the hard work she has put in.

“She is only nine years old and wanted to donate her own birthday money - she has come a long way in just two months.”

She also said Abbie would like to thank everyone that has helped her reach such an ‘amazing’ amount.

The youngster will now take a break from fundraising while she decides what other good causes she wants to help.

Sarah said: “It was pretty full on as it was spontaneous, but she does want to do more fundraising.”


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