In late August, mum, Sam Lognonne, contacted us after watching the news unfold in Afghanistan on CBBC’s Newsround with her three young children.
Betsy, who’s nine, Daisy, eight and Tilly, five, were so moved by what was happening in Afghanistan, they knew they wanted to do something to help refugees and asylum seekers in their local area.
The girls all wanted to pursue different fundraising challenges to raise money for Action Foundation and have so far received over £600 in sponsorship between them – Wow!
Daisy set herself a challenge of dancing for two hours straight in her kitchen! All dressed up in her favourite party gear and fairy lights galore, Daisy took on her disco challenge over the August bank holiday. Daisy told us:
“I am going to dance for 2 hours in my kitchen to raise money for people who are not safe in their country, and to make them feel so welcome in their new home when they get here. “
Well done Daisy!
Tee For Tilly
Following Daisy’s danceathon success, Tilly smashed her golf challenge at Maften Hall Gold Academy. Tilly said:
“This seems so fun and we will give the money to people who have come and need things like a house. They will be happy and I will be happy and glad for them. “
Well done Tilly!
Betsy’s Big Climb
The eldest of the three sisters is soon to take on a huge challenge (literally) – she plans to climb the 1,329 feet (405 metres) Lake District fell, Helm Crag, with her dad on Monday October 25! The peak, also known as ‘The Lion and the Lamb’ was a favourite of Alfred Wainwright who called it ‘an exhilarating little climb.’ Betsy told us:
“I am going to climb a mountain with my dad, I hope we can raise lots of money to help refugee children and grown ups. People can’t help where they are born and this could have been you or me. How would you feel if it happened to you or your family? We need to help them. I have always wanted to climb a mountain and its even better now that I am doing it for such a good reason.”
Well done Betsy!
Our fundraising superstars’ sponsorship page on Golden Giving is still open so if you’re as inspired as all of us at Action Foundation with their generosity and kind spirit, please do sponsor Betsy, Tilly and Daisy here – can we help get them to £1000?