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Doncaster Schoolgirl Having Fun Raising Funds for The Children’s Air Ambulance

Doncaster schoolgirl Chloe Hadley (7) really knows how to put the fun into fundraising. In fact, raising money for national charity the Children’s Air Ambulance is what she enjoys most in her spare time.

After organising a tombola in a care home and raffle at church she has secured the help of a menagerie of rescue animals and a circus skills expert – fun or what! – for the next event which is being staged at her school.

On Friday 18th October all 350 pupils at Doncaster’s Travis St Lawrence C of E Primary School will be taking part in a Green Day to raise funds for the Children’s Air Ambulance – a lifesaving helicopter transfer service for critically ill babies and children which flies out of Doncaster Airport.

“I love raising money to help people and doing it for the charity is really good fun,” says Chloe.

Her fellow pupils are being encouraged to pay £1 to wear a green outfit to school and then make a donation to enter a raffle to win places to attend an animal handling or circus skills workshop.

These have been donated by Doncaster-based animal education company Sam’s Safari and party entertainer Mr Dan.

Chloe is a member of #The Crew, a club for children run by the Children’s Air Ambulance. She is hoping to inspire her friends to join saying: “then we could all work together and maybe organise a dance show or something similar.”

Her mum Emily Maxfield thinks the club is a great initiative and has helped her daughter organise the Green Day event.

“It is really enjoyable working with Chloe to develop her fundraising ideas and the school has been really supportive. She has already raised nearly £120 for the Children’s Air Ambulance and we are hoping to add a lot more to this amount after the Green Day event,” she says.