Two girls hold Christmas Fair

PUBLISHED: 09:54 21 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:13 10 June 2010

TWO five year old girls from Withycombe School came up with a plan to raise money for the charity Children s Hospice South West - by holding their very own Christmas fair at one of the girl's home.

TWO five year old girls from Withycombe School came up with a plan to raise money for the charity Children's Hospice South West - by holding their very own Christmas fair at one of the girl's home.

Grace Thomas and Hannah Mills, with a little help from their mothers, baked home made ginger bread men and cakes, created hand made Christmas cards and decorations and sold these at their fair.

Along with a raffle and second hand clothing sale, the girls raised a whopping £275 for the charity.

Father, Robert Thomas said; "The girls wanted to do something for children who are unwell and to help make their Christmas as filled with happiness as their own."

Jessica Pate, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Children's Hospice South West said; "We'd like to say a huge thank you to the families for their efforts and the money they raised at their Christmas Fair, their gift means so much.

Christmas is such a poignant time of year for many of the families that use our hospice service, and to know others are thinking of them, and helping raise funds for the charity, is a wonderful thing."

The Children's Hospice South West is mainly funded by donations. There are currently two South West hospices with a new one planned for Cornwall. For more information contact; www.chsw.org.uk.


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