Teachers at a Kimberley school have spoken about how proud they are of three kind-hearted girls who gave up their spare time to raise money for a dog rescue.
The girls, aged nine and ten, told their teaches they wanted to raise money for Babbington Rescue in Awsworth to help abandoned dogs and took it upon themeselves to think of ways they could do it.
Raven Fouche-Evans, Holly Newton and Lucy Stokes from Hollywell Primary School created a power point display and held their own assembly to tell all of the children and staff how passionate they felt about it.
They made keyrings and magnets to sell to other pupils and did a ‘guess the name of the teddy’ game.
Headteacher Denise Pilkington said: “We are really proud of these girls.
“They really wanted to make a difference and they did all this in their own time, giving up their break times and after school club.”
The three girls, in year five, designed posters and set up a stall in the school corridor, raising £87.
They were inspired after Raven’s family adopted a cat.
Raven said: “My mum said there were cats left alone on the streets by their owners and so we got a cat from an orphanage. I told my friends about it and we looked into raising money for the RSPCA but we heard that they get a lot of money already so we raised for the dogs at Babbington instead.
“We all came up with lots of ideas. Holly thought it would be good to do keyrings and magnets and I came up with the idea for the bear game.”
Lucy said: “After Raven got her kitten we thought there are still lots of cats and dogs out on the streets that have a bad owner and we wanted to help.”
Holly said the girls’ target was £40.
“We were so delighted to raise £87. We are going to go over to the rescue and present them with the money and also the two blankets that we have had donated to keeo the dogs warm,” she said.