This six-year-old Doncaster girl has donated all of her birthday money to a Sheffield children's hospice
A kind-hearted six-year-old Doncaster girl has donated all of her birthday money to a children’s hospice in support of a family friend.
Georgia Ardron decided to forgo presents from all of the 26 friend who attended her party, and asked for donations to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice instead.
The Tickhill Estfield Primary pupil raised £300 and proudly took the cheque to the North Anston hospice.
Georgia’s parents, Lyndsey and Chris, knew about the care and support hospice staff give as the two-year-old son of family friend, Sarah Spencer, is a hospice child.
Lyndsey said: “Georgia knows how much hospice staff are helping little George and his mum. She is a very kind little girl and thinking of others before herself is very much in her nature.
“We would like to thank the parents of Georgia’s friends, who gave so generously to the collection at her party.”
George was diagnosed with West Syndrome, a form of seizure disorder, when he was 10 weeks old. It has developed into Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a rare and severe form of epilepsy.
He has seizures daily and can not sit upright, but he is enjoying hydrotherapy session which will strengthen his head and neck.
Mum Sarah: “We think it's lovely that Georgia has donated to the hospice instead of having birthday presents, and it is especially nice that she will be able to see the benefits of her donation through George. Thank you, Georgia."
Hospice C ommunity fundraising manager Sally Baker said: “We are so touched that Georgia gave up birthday guests to raise money for our work. She is already a wonderful role-model. ”