Not just litter-picking for her community & environment, but for Great Ormond Street Hospital too!

Not just litter-picking for her community & environment, but for Great Ormond Street Hospital too!

Millie in Y8 has been channelling her caring community spirit into an environmental and charity fundraising initiative. Millie spent time during each one of the 30 days in April, litter-picking in Hungerford, Marlborough and some of the villages inbetween to raise money for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. It’s a cause close to her heart, as the hospital recently helped save a family friend. Millie said ‘without the specialist-trained medical team and the life-saving medical equipment he wouldn’t be here today!’

Her story, a presentation video, and picture have appeared in the local Newbury Weekly News and Penny Post, too. Millie and her Mum were invited along to a Hungerford Town Council meeting where Mayor Helen Simpson surprised Millie by presenting her with the Mayor’s Community Champion Certificate and commemorative coin.

Mayor Simpson said ‘Millie has made an incredible effort, getting up early before school, going out in all weathers, and has raised an enormous amount of money. She is an outstanding ambassador for our young people – she’s so community-minded. We could do with a million more like her!’

This is not Millie’s first fundraising effort, either – she has previously organised cake bake sales and had her hair cut to support The Little Princess Trust, which helps children suffering with hair loss due to cancer treatment.

Millie beat her target of 1,750, raising £2,111 and filled 30 sacks of litter. Millie, your family, your ‘JOG family’, town and Mayor of Hungerford are immensely proud of you!

Picture – Newbury Weekly News

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