Eight year old inspired to fundraise after seeing childhood cancer statistic on back of a bus

Eight year old Bella raised more than £125 by selling her own lemonade for CLIC Sargent after seeing a poignant statistic about childhood cancer on the back of a bus.

Eight year old inspired to fundraise after seeing childhood cancer statistic on back of a bus

With the help of her mum Julia, Bella developed a delicious lemonade recipe that they sold at their local church’s Big Lunch.

After shopping for all of the relevant ingredients, Bella made some beautiful stall signs and got to work making the lemonade. In total she squeezed a staggering 64 lemons!

On the day, the sun was shining and Bella set up her stall outside the church with a beautifully decorated table.

It wasn’t long before the duo sold out of all 90 cups of lemonade and raised a grand total of £125.68.

And Bella’s fundraising did not stop there. She decided to present to her fellow students about her fundraising endeavour in order to raise awareness of childhood cancer.

A real caring heart

Bella’s mum Julia said: “Bella was inspired by seeing an advert on a bus - it contained a statistic about cancer in children and it really struck a chord with Bella.

"We discussed it in the car at the time, and her immediate thought was how she could help, and what she could do to raise money.

"Last year, after seeing a homeless person in the street, she took it upon herself to organise some friends and arrange a whole school assembly to raise awareness about homelessness and what people can do to help.

"She is clearly developing a real caring heart for others which is amazing at such a tender age.”

Thank you

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Helen Lye said: “A huge thank you to Bella and her mum for supporting children and young people with cancer, and their families.

"Bella’s imaginative fundraising idea and dedication to helping others will help CLIC Sargent provide vital support to the 10 children and young people who are diagnosed with cancer every day.”

Find out more 

To find out how you could organise your own event to raise money for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Helen Lye on 0208 752 2867 or email: helen.lye@clicsargent.org.uk.