‘Generous’ 11-year-old donates to St Helens Cats Protection
Emily Tickle was described as a “caring little girl” by her mother as she raised money to buy cat food and treats for the Cats Protection Adoption Center in St Helens.
Emily from Up Holland made her first donation to the center last summer after raising £40 by selling strawberry plants at home.
After the success, Emily decided to raise money for the center again over the Christmas period by making homemade sweet croissants and setting them up outside her house for people to donate.
Commenting on Emily’s generous donation, her mother Helen said: “My husband and I are very proud parents.
“She’s a very caring little girl anyway, who is very aware of other people’s feelings.
“She grew up around cats from birth and has always loved animals.
“I’m just extremely proud of her.”
The young woman also made a generous donation two years ago when she donated 12 inches of her hair, raising £1500 for The Little Princess Trust.
The charity was close to Emily’s heart as some family friends had lost their hair to cancer.
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Overwhelmed by the gesture, a spokesman for Cats Protection St Helens said: “Cats Protection is funded by the generosity of donations from people like Emily.
“Donations allow us to continue our commitment to improving the lives of cats and kittens, either those in our direct care at St Helens Adoption Centre, those in foster care, or cats in the community who are cared for need our support.”
For more information on cat protection, see https://www.cats.org.uk/.
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