Girl, 8, delivers toys to Queen's Hospital after raising £1k in bake sale
- Credit: Laura O'Connor
Queen’s Hospital received a special delivery from a very generous Brentwood schoolgirl.
Olive Low, eight, delivered four sacks of toys for children at the Romford facility, paid for using £1,050 she raised selling Christmas cookies with her aunt Laura O'Connor.
Each £5 bag contained six chocolate chip cookies wrapped in a ribbon and topped with a Christmas bell and candy cane.
Olive told this newspaper she liked baking because it’s "just fun and it’s something I do normally so it’s getting more funner and funner – I like using all the sprinkles”.
“And making a mess,” her auntie added.
The pair also made deliveries to Haven House Children's Hospice in Woodford Green and Mitchell’s Miracles, a Romford-based neuroblastoma charity.
Olive said she wanted to raise the money because they "don’t have much toys to play with when they are in the hospital".
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Aunty Laura said they might make the charitable donation an annual tradition.
“Maybe we could make bracelets or something,” Olive suggested.
“Less mess for me,” said Laura.