10 year old Ben Inglis has found a creative way to raise money for the hospice during lockdown.
Ben who lives in Goldsworth Park attends Beaufort Primary School and is a keen Cub Scout, last year he had a stall at his school summer fayre selling his paracord makes and raised enough money to buy a second hand Xbox.
“Ben wanted to raise money for the hospice by offering rainbow paracord bracelets that he had made, as a thank you in exchange for a donation” commented Bens Mum, Vicky “We walk pass the hospice a lot and have explained the work you do and he knew that your income may be affected by the charity shops and cafe being closed due to Covid-19”
Ben has been making his bracelets and door-dropping them to Beaufort pupils and local friends whilst on his daily exercise. With a well organised social distancing system Ben would leave the bracelet and his donation box on the doorstep then knock and step back. Once the person had collected their bracelet and popped a donation in the box, Ben would collect the box once the door was closed, genius!
He also invited neighbour’s to his front garden one afternoon to purchase his bracelets and has now raised £195 which he is topping up to £200 with his own money.
“We would like to say a huge thank you to Ben for this wonderful fundraising idea making and selling his bracelets, such a clever way to keep busy during lockdown” commented Rachelle Barnett, Fundraising Manager.
“This has been a great fund-raising project for Ben during lockdown and it has got us out and about, exploring new areas of Goldsworth Park when we have been trying to find addresses and make our door-drops” added Vicky “Ben plans to donate the last few remaining bracelets he has left to his school teachers”.
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