Girl, 8, delivers toys to Queen's Hospital after raising £1k in bake sale

Olive with the long receipt for toys.

Olive with the long receipt for toys. - 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. 

Olive said baking is "just fun".

Olive said baking is "just fun". - Credit: 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 was presented with a certificate after delivering the presents to the hospital in Romford.

Olive was presented with a certificate after delivering the presents to the hospital in Romford. - Credit: Laura O'Connor

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.