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£395raised of £200 target by 12 supporters

    Weʼve raised £395 to be split between YMCA Burton and fundraising towards a new outdoor classroom at St Wystans School. Effie decided to complete a triathlon!

    Funded on Monday, 25th September 2017

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    Effie is 4 years old and completely of her own initiative has decided she would like to raise some money by tackling her first triathlon.

    A year ago, aged 3, we gave her £1 to spend on a treat in a shop. She picked a sausage roll and some biscuits. On leaving the shop she then marched over to a homeless man we had seen as we had first arrived at the shopping centre and gave them all to him. The gentleman offered her one of the biscuits back and they sat and ate together. This is probably the proudest moment of my life to date. I had no idea what she was going to do- it was an act completely initiated by Effie. To show such compassion and empathy in this selfless act was heartwarming.

    She has continued to want to help people less fortunate e.g. donating toys and clothes to charity, giving pocket money and food to people who are homeless, and now, having heard of several other people raising money for charitable causes has decided she really wants to fundraise herself.

    She loves sports, especially swimming and cycling so has decided on August 26th 2017 she will swim 50m backstroke, cycle 4 miles and run 100m.

    The funds she raises will be split equally in two. Firstly she is raising money for the YMCA in Burton upon Trent who are 'committed to providing a supportive and safe environment for those who are homeless in East Staffordshire'. Also she would like to give half the money to St Wystans school who are fundraising towards a new outdoor classroom. She attended preschool there this year and is set to join the main school in September and as such would like to help contribute towards this facility.

    Every penny counts so please if you can spare anything at all it would be much appreciated :)



    • Donna Reid11 months ago
      Donna Reid

      Donna Reid

      11 months ago

      Thank you so much Louise for such a generous donation- Effie is truly grateful and the money will go a long way!x

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    • Donna Reid11 months ago
      Donna Reid

      Donna Reid

      11 months ago

      Thank you Ian for your donation and the lovely ladies in Swadlincote- Pat Bradbury, Sandra Pegg, Terry Thacker and Anabela! X

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    • Donna Reid1 year ago
      Donna Reid

      Donna Reid

      1 year ago

      Thank you Karen Mauger for your donation yesterday! We are very grateful x

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    Page last updated on: 9/2/2017 5:27 PM



    • Louise Damant

      Louise Damant

      Sep 2, 2017

      Effie, you're a world changer! Such compassion at 4 years old is incredible. You've inspired me afresh this week.


    • Ian Kendall

      Ian Kendall

      Sep 1, 2017

      Congratulations Effie on your amazing triathlon, you looked fab on TV, really proud of you xxx


    • Karen Mauger

      Karen Mauger

      Aug 30, 2017


    • H Shergill (Nina's sister)

      H Shergill (Nina's sister)

      Aug 29, 2017

      Well done Effie! You'll have to join me on a Wolf Run when you're 18 😊


    • G BALI

      G BALI

      Aug 29, 2017

      Well done Effie! You are one special little girl with a BIG heart!Miles and Maya-Rose proud of you!


    • Kelvin and Gill

      Kelvin and Gill

      Aug 29, 2017


    • Faye Lilley

      Faye Lilley

      Aug 29, 2017

      Woohoo! Well done Effie! You are amazing! Love from Faye and James xx


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