Ciara’s pet food spree boosts Pet Pals shel­ter

Go! & Express - - News - MADELEINE CHA­PUT

ELEVEN-year old, Ciara Bedser, has shown her gen­eros­ity by re­cently buy­ing R9 000 worth of pet food for an­i­mal shel­ter, Pet Pals.

Af­ter vis­it­ing Pet Pals with a friend, Ciara, was moved to help out in any way she could.

“I saw how many an­i­mals kept com­ing in and I re­alised that they are go­ing to need so much dog and cat food, so I de­cided to raise money,” Bedser said.

The Claren­don Pri­mary School pupil de­cided to start her own small busi­ness aptly named Big Heart, Small Hands. With her mom's help, Ciara started mak­ing scented fab­ric hearts.

Sell­ing to friends at school, fam­ily mem­bers and even from cer­tain shops, Ciara man­aged to raise R9 000.

“My mom taught me and helped me with the sewing, I stuffed the hearts and did the dec­o­rat­ing,” said Ciara.

As an an­i­mal lover, Ciara plans to keep rais­ing funds for Pet Pals and other an­i­mal shel­ters in East Lon­don.

“I was re­ally in­spired by my friend, Mor­gan Tilt­man. She took me to visit Pet Pals for the first time and she brings them food al­most ev­ery week. I hope I can keep help­ing them too,” Ciara said.


THAT’S A DEAL: Ciara Bedser, 11, left, buys R9000 worth of pet food for Pet Pals at OK Foods. Ciara started her own small busi­ness named Big Heart, Small Hands in or­der to raise money for the an­i­mal shel­ter

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