Stewartby six-year-old aims to raise £1,000 for Barnardo’s children’s charity

Fabulous Phoebe!

A six-year-old from Stewarby spent part of her school half-term holiday fundraising for Barnardo’s and has set her sights on raising £1,000 for the children’s charity.

Proud grandma, Sarah Burke-Jacobs, a clinical nurse specialist, took Phoebe and her two-year-old sister Lola shopping over the half-term holiday and after bagging some bargains in the Barnardo’s shop, Phoebe spotted the fundraising pack.

“She immediately decided she wanted to set up a lemonade stand,” said Sarah. “With short notice to arrange everything, her mum and dad, myself and her other grandmother (Nana) helped with arrangements.”

As well as selling lemonade, Phoebe also sold cookies, biscuits, cakes and hot pizza. There was also a name the Teddy game, and raffles for a hairdressing voucher, a football training session, plus plants and hats and notebooks and lightbulbs for sale.

“Because of Lola’s obsession with fire engines, I called Kempston Community Fire Station to ask if they would send a unit round,” said Sarah.

“They gladly obliged to the delight of all the children in the neighbourhood and Blue Watch were an amazing crew.”

The day was made even more successful thanks to donations of cakes from the Co-Op, a blow-dry voucher from the Bronzing Shop plus donations from Dominoes Pizza and Sunshine Riding School in Luton.

Phoebe’s original target was £100, but she has so far raised over £600 and has set herself a new goal of £1,000.

Sarah works for the Community Paediatric Service as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, and granddaughter Phoebe loves to hear about the wonderful work she does and wanted to do a bit herself for the community.

Sarah said that Phoebe is very modest and all of the congratulations she received on the day did not phase her. She was even mentioned on BBC 3 Counties Radio.

To help Phoebe hit her £1,000 target, you can donate here and help Barnardo’s children’s charity. Let’s help Phoebe get to the £1000 mark, click on the link below to make a donation to this brilliant children’s charity Barnardo’s.

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