An inspirational 10 year old has been marking her birthday in a wonderful way – by raising more than £540 for the NHS!
Emma Baker, from Orrell Park, was inspired during the coronavirus pandemic to ‘do her bit’ for the NHS and the sweet schoolgirl has turned every opportunity given to her into a way of making money for the NHS.
Firstly she held a socially-distanced toy sale outside her home on Montgomery Road in Walton, creatively using a sign saying ‘Donations for the NHS welcomed’ on May 7 – and this raised her first £100.
Next, her mum Sarah, who works in Bootle, spoke to Merseyside Police, who backed her community spirit and Local Policing Officers Stacey and Andy attended Emma’s 10th Birthday Cake Sale from noon-6pm on May 12 outside her home. She baked and bought an assortment of cakes as well as donations from ASDA and funds raised totalled £300 on the day!
Late donations have topped her total to £540 and her ‘extremely proud’ mum, Sarah, is taking any extra donations to add to her Just Giving page.
Medics at The Royal in Liverpool thanked Emma by holding up a sign outside next to their ‘thank you rainbow’ which read Thank You Emma Baker!
To add to Emma’s donations, go to Just Giving and search for Sarah Baker.
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