Nine-year-old Great Dunmow girl is raising money for homeless people
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A nine-year-old girl, shocked at seeing people sleeping on the streets in London when her family took her to a pantomime, asked: “Why are they there? Why don’t they go home?”
When Maddison Loveday was told these people had no homes, she decided to take action.
She told the Broadcast: “I wanted to think what I could do to help. All the privileges we have, a warm bed, a home, four walls and a roof and all they have is the streets. I thought it would be nice to do something.”
Now the Great Dunmow Primary School pupil will have a stall at her school’s Christmas fair on Friday, December 2 selling raffle tickets to raise money for Crisis at Christmas.
Her family and friends have already donated impressive prizes including a 32-inch television set and a remote control helicopter.
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The raffle will take place on Sunday, December 18 after the service at St Mary’s Church Dunmow.
With the help of her mum, Nickie, dad Steve and five-year-old twins, Hudson and Liberty, Maddison is now packing up the goodies into hampers.
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Nickie said: “We will have a ladies and a gents hamper of cosmetics and I think we are going to have an alcohol hamper.
Dad Steve said: “We explained briefly to Maddison that Crisis at Christmas runs centres where homeless people can have a good meal, clean clothes, a bed for the night and some needed advice on their situation.
“Since then she has had only one thing on her mind, to help. She said she wanted to raise £22.30 so at least one person could have a meal at Christmas.”
Maddison is on target to raise a lot more than that.
If anyone would like to donate prizes or buy raffle tickets, email: Nickieloveday@aol.com