Henlow schoolgirl drums up cash for Help for Heroes

PUBLISHED: 08:33 21 November 2017 | UPDATED: 08:42 21 November 2017

Georgina at her fundraising stall in The Crown pub. Picture: Bev Kelly

Georgina at her fundraising stall in The Crown pub. Picture: Bev Kelly

A young girl from Henlow has been busy raising cash for charity, which will help her gain her school colours.

Georgina also had a stall at the Engineers Arms. Picture: Bev KellyGeorgina also had a stall at the Engineers Arms. Picture: Bev Kelly

Georgina Kelly, who attends Henlow Church of England Academy, secured £600 for Help for Heroes by selling Advent calendars and Christmas wreaths on Facebook and outside The Engineers Arms and The Crown pubs in the village.

The 12-year-old will have her final sale on Wednesday in the school playground.

Her mum Bev, who works at Fairfield Park Lower School, told the Comet: “Georgina has been learning a lot about First World War and it has certainly struck a chord with her.

“She hates war and thinks about the soldiers who can come back to very little support.

“She has absolutely loved fundraising – the amount she raised has been a great surprise to her .

“We are are extremely proud of her, we are just brimming with pride. It is a wonderful achievement.”

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