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Hornchurch siblings raise £200 for hospice through toy sale

PUBLISHED: 12:20 10 June 2020

Lily and Oliver Wake held a toy sale to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice. Picture: SFH

Lily and Oliver Wake held a toy sale to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice. Picture: SFH

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Two young siblings have raised more than £200 for Saint Francis Hospice by selling unwanted toys in their front garden.

Lily Wake, nine, and her seven-year-old brother Oliver set up shop outside their home in Hornchurch.

Neighbours were able to take items including toys, books and games in exchange for a donation to the hospice.

“We had toys we’d got too big for,” said Lily.

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“We decided to put them outside so people could take them and donate money.

“We wanted to help the hospice because they look after sick patients and their families.”

Oliver added: “I liked watching all the people put money in the pot.”

The family have a close connection to the hospice, in Havering-atte-Bower, as it looked after three of their relatives.

Mum Julia said of her children’s fundraising efforts: “It was lovely to see them doing something to help others.”


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