Ten-year-old raises £533.75 for the My WiSH Charity
Ten-year-old Megan Cooper, who has been a long time sufferer from asthma, has raised an amazing £1,048.75 for charity.
It was collected from a series of events in and around her village of Metfield with £533.75 going to the My WiSH Charity, which supports the West Suffolk Hospital, and the rest going towards Asthma UK
The youngster, who is a pupil at Fressingfield School, organised a non-school uniform day, a cake sale at her mother’s workplace in Diss, plus a tombola at nearby Mendham Village Hall.
Mum Heidi, who is an accountant at accountancy firm Larking Gowen, in Diss, said her daughter had been given huge support from the respiratory team at the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, together with Asthma UK and wanted to repay the hospital for the wonderful treatment she received.
Megan said she wanted to give something back to help others who struggle daily with just breathing.
Her 35-year-old mother said: “Three years ago her asthma was so out of control but the staff at the hospital have been wonderful.
“She has now been discharged from the respiratory unit after having huge support from the West Suffolk and her asthma nurse at our local surgery.
“Megan decided to raise the money totally on her own. We are very, very proud of her for all the effort she put into raising the money.
“Larking Gowen gave her huge support with the cake sale raising £400 alone”
Fundraising officer Amy Hatch, who met with Megan, said “Megan was an absolute joy to meet and incredible inspiration. The money she has raised will go to such a good use. We are already looking into the possibility of purchasing a Smart inhaler and we cannot thank Megan enough for all her hard work.”
Photo top to bottom; Megan Cooper with Amy Hatch, the My WiSH fundraising officer, cake sale poster by Megan and cake sale at Larking Gowen.
Written by Russell Cook