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Freya’s special effort for baby unit
8:49am Saturday 28th July 2012 in News
A SCHOOLGIRL has raised £300 for the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at York Hospital .
Freya Ellis, nine, a pupil at Archbishop of York ’s Junior School, raised the money by organising a charity raffle.
The raffle was drawn during a school assembly Freya asked local attractions and businesses as well as friends and family to donate prizes.
She said: “The people who bought the tickets are the reason I have raised more than £300.
“I am amazed I have raised so much money. Archbishop of York’s Junior School is the best school ever and head teacher Mr Green, my mum and Lucy, from the hospital, have helped me a lot. I really enjoyed organising the raffle.”
Sister Ann Elliot, of the unit, said: “I would like to say a big thank you to Freya for organising the raffle and to thank all those who generously gave her raffle prizes and bought the tickets.”