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Schoolgirl’s fundraising efforts rewarded by care home

left to right the names are  Sheila Marrin, Aimee Temple 7 years old,  Julie Ward,   Caroline Musgrave.  The adults are all from Beauley Lodge Care Home.

left to right the names are Sheila Marrin, Aimee Temple 7 years old, Julie Ward, Caroline Musgrave. The adults are all from Beauley Lodge Care Home.

KIND-HEARTED Aimee Temple has been awarded a silver star from carers.

Staff at Beauley Lodge Care Home were so overwhelmed with the fund-raising efforts of the Woodlea Primary School pupil they wanted to say a special “thank you”.

Sheila Marrin, deputy manager at the Fence Houses home, arranged with Aimee’s headteacher for her to be presented with an award during a special assembly at the school.

The seven-year-old decided she wanted to raise money for the care home in memory of her grandmother Sarah Atkinson-Carr, 86, who had lived there for four years before her death in March.

In just a couple of months, Aimee has raised about £400 for the home and says she intends to keep going.

Sheila said she has been so impressed with Aimee’s enthusiasm and dedication to helping the elderly people that she wanted to make sure she knew how much they appreciated it.

She said: “I was given an award from Four Seasons last year in recognition of my care of residents.

“It is a small silver star trophy and I wanted Aimee to have it for the care she has shown. She is an absolute star and has been amazing. We all felt that we didn’t want it to go unnoticed. I’m a great believer in if kids get recognition for what they have done, it will make them want to carry on doing other good things as well.”

To raise the money, Aimee has held activities including a cake sale, raffle and pie and peas event, for which she designed the poster.

Sheila, along with other staff members and residents, went to the school to present the youngster with the award.

 

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