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SALFORD GIRL RAISES HUNDREDS OF POUNDS FOR ST ANNíS HOSPICE
 

Star date: 28th October 2012

KELSIE FUNDRAISES IN AUNT'S MEMORY

Kelsie Thomas, an 11 year old girl from Langworthy, today raised hundreds of pounds for St Ann's Hospice with a fun filled event at the Royal British Legion that she'd spent all summer organising.

Kelsie got local businesses to donate raffle and auction items, including tickets for Man City matches, signed footballs and beauty treatments.

Full story hereÖ


At 1pm this afternoon the Royal British Legion on Langworthy Road was already packed. Kids were on the stage playing games, raffle tickets were being sold and auction items were lined up for later in the day. To say this fundraiser was a great success would be an understatement. But what's more amazing is that the whole event was staged and organised by an 11 year old girl.

Kelsie Thomas, a pupil at Buile Hill Visual Arts College, wanted to do something to commemorate her auntie, who died from cancer, age just 29, five years ago.

"I wanted to raise money for people who had cancer and chose St Ann's Hospice because that's where my auntie was when she died" said Kelsie "I started organising this a few months ago and e-mailed all the businesses asking for donations for the raffle. We got meal vouchers, manicures, City tickets and signed footballs. Then I had to sort out a room and a DJ and everything and then try to sell all the tickets."

The tickets totally sold out before the event, which included karaoke, a disco and fun games, as well as the raffle and auction. By the end of the day, Kelsie was hoping to raise around £800 for St Ann's Hospice.

"I think she's done really well considering she's only 11, and she spent her whole six week holiday arranging all this instead of going out with her friends" said her proud mum Kellie Dwan "The turnout is brilliant Ė they'll get her to arrange everything around here now!"


Photo shows Kelsie, Kellie, friends and family enjoying the day.

kelsie thomas wrote
at 11:43:19 on 01 November 2012
Thankyou everyone xx

sarah j wrote
at 07:33:14 on 01 November 2012
WoW what an incredible and selfless 11 year old it makes a change reading something positive about a salford child there are lots of great kids in salford i think i read in the advertiser early in the year that this young lady made a cd and sold it to family and friends an made over 300 so great acheivment to have made that much money her parents must be so proud her she is a credit all salford people

Marje wrote
at 17:19:50 on 31 October 2012
Well done for a great effort , Kelsie. Salford is proud of you .

wrote
at 07:40:42 on 31 October 2012
Well done kelsie im so proud of you raising £1300 u are a little salford star xx

A..P. wrote
at 07:30:32 on 30 October 2012
Great effort , Kelsie . Very well done . Your family will be rightly very proud of you .

wrote
at 16:16:11 on 29 October 2012
Well done Kelsie, youre a credit your family

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