A five-year-old South Ribble girl who felt moved by the war in Ukraine has raised £268 by making mugs to help fund the relief effort.Advertisement
Eden Buckley, who lives in Lostock Hall and attends Farington Moss St Paul’s Church of England Primary School in Leyland, wanted to help after seeing the conflict on the news.
Her mum, Joy Helliwell, said Eden overheard a conversation about a collection at Lostock Hall Medical Centre.
And Eden was unable to sleep until she had packed coats, winter clothes, boots, nappies, toiletries, baby wipes and blankets.
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Joy said: “She asked lots of questions about the conflict and said she felt really sad for the people having to leave their homes.
“She asked if she could raise some money to help the people fleeing the conflict and came up with the idea of making these mugs.
“While she was off school with chickenpox, she designed them and had a little help with cutting the design out – she’s worked really hard to put them together.”
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Eden has raised over £268, which will be donated to the DEC Ukraine Appeal as the UK government is match-funding donations.
But the ‘Stand with Ukraine’ mugs are not Eden’s only charitable endeavour, as, during lockdown, she wrote letters and drew pictures to lift the spirits of local care home residents.
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Joy said: “Her dad and I are so incredibly proud of her – she’s really caring, always thinking of others and has such a big heart.
“She’s asked us if refugees need somewhere to live, whether they could come and stay with us – she just wants to help people and for everyone to be safe and happy.”
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