11-year-old Isabella raises £600 for children's hospital

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A kind hearted little girl from Wilmslow has been working tirelessly over the last month at her school to arrange a fundraiser in aid of the hospital which looks after her poorly cousin.

Isabella, 11, has worked hard and persuaded as many friends and family members to bake and donate cakes for a cake bake she held on Valentine's Day at Lacey Green Primary Academy.

She arranged the fundraiser for the Evelina Children's Hospital who look after her cousin Charlie who was born with a very rare heart condition on New Year's Eve in 2017. Charlie has had two open heart surgeries in his first year of life and has more to come.

His mum Katie Lawrie explained "Isabella absolutely adores Charlie and has been amazing in helping me out with him.

"She's been working tirelessly over the last month at her school Lacey Green Primary, to try to arrange a fundraiser for the Evelina Children's Hospital who look after my son. She's had to do presentations to the principal and the school council to finally get the go ahead to do a bake sale at the school."

Isabella chose Valentine's Day in particular because of the symbolism of the heart and wears here ECHO (Evelina Children's Heart Organization) badge and British Heart Foundation badge with pride to school every day.

Katie commented "She is a very special kind hearted little girl who would go out of her way to help anyone in need."

Isabella was so inundated with kind donations of cakes that the bake sale ran into Friday as well and they managed to raise an amazing £600 to donate to the Evelina Children's Hospital.

Katie added "Isabella's friends - Grace, Olivia, Lily, Ella, Herbie and Lucy - all played a big part in helping Isabella bring all of this together. I am so proud of them all!"

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