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Saddened by the number of children in developing countries with no access to clean drinking water, Lyla asked her mum for buckets of water for her fifth birthday. Her parents told her about Water Aid and so she asked for donations instead of presents, which raised almost £1,700.
She explains on her Page, "I want everyone to bring two buckets of water to my birthday party since they can carry one in each hand. And they need to make sure that the buckets have lids on them so the water doesn't spill. The lids are very important."
As you can imagine, we were confused by this and had to ask her what the water was for. To which she replied, "So we can send the water to the kids in Africa that have dirty water and no water to drink."
She managed to raise over £1,800 to date, a massive achievement for someone so young.