Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Champion Fundraiser

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Champion Fundraiser

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WINNER: ANGELINA BENNETT THE striking thing about our Champion Fundraiser Angelina Bennett is that she is only seven years old.

But this determined schoolgirl took it upon herself to spearhead a campaign at Newburn Manor Primary School to raise cash for the school and the Freeman Hospital's Children's Heart Unit Fund (Chuf) in Newcastle.

She started by baking a staggering 500 cupcakes to sell at her school and then she spent her holidays knocking on the doors of local businesses to ask for help with raffle prizes.

She held a raffle and tombola at Gateshead's Metrocentre and sold the remainder of her cupcakes to shoppers.

Angelina's kindness and drive to drum up funds saw her raise PS768.32.

The youngster's teachers have described her as an inspiration to her peers and say she is a joy to have at the school.

We have crowned Angelina our Champion Fundraiser. Angelina's mum Mandy said: "I'm absolutely over the moon. I don't think saying we are ecstatic comes close to how we feel about Angelina. …

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