Jessica Willey, aged five, from Washington has raised £200 by selling homemade bookmarks and has used the money to pay for the lunch of over 180 staff and residents at three North East care homes.
She teamed up with Wysteria Avenue in Houghton-le-Spring – who provided the lunches with no service charge – to deliver them to North View Lodge in Castletown, Washington Lodge and the Pavillion in Houghton.
She added: “It was Joe Mccormick’s (owner of Wysteria Avenue) idea to have Jessica come along this time to help with the deliveries.
“There was a little bit of money left over and Joe’s daughter works on the Covid ward at South Tyneside hospital so I told him to use the rest of the money to do packed lunches for her and her colleagues.
“I am so proud of her and there was such a positive reaction from the residents and their carers – who knows what Jessica will do next.”
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