Sweet girl, 9, gives up treats to help pal
AYOUNG girl with a big heart gave up her favourite sweet things to help her friend’s school.
Brooke Lovatt, nine, has grown up with her friend Georgia Edge, eight, because their mums are best friends.
Georgia has global developmental impairment which means she can’t sit or walk unaided without special equipment. She is a pupil at Park Lane School which caters for children with learning difficulties.
Brooke, who lives on Brynmore Drive and attends Puss Bank School, wanted to do something to raise money to help her friend, who has to have expensive specialist equipment and toys.
She decided to give up all sweets, chocolate, fizzy drinks, cakes and biscuits for a month to raise money for Park Lane School.
It was a tough challenge for the sweet-toothed youngster but she completed it without eating a single thing from banned list.
Her mum Samantha Jayne Barber put the challenge on Facebook to help raise money.
Now Brooke has col- her lected her sponsor money and presented £350 to the school.
Her mum Samantha said: “I’m so proud of her. It was such a selfless thing to do.
“She wanted to do something to help Georgia and we decided to give the money to the school so all the children can benefit.
“It was a really tough challenge for her – she loves sweets so that was really tough. It was difficult at times for her to keep her willpower – like at the school disco when everyone was having sweets but she had an apple, but she did not give in.
“When she gets something in her head she sticks to it. Brooke was worried her donation might not go very far, but every little helps.”
One of the projects to be funded at Park Lane school is a hydrotherapy pool.
Georgia’s mum Sara Edge, of Redruth Avenue, said: “I think Brooke is amazing for what she has done. I know Georgia is very proud of her like I am.”
Brooke Lovatt with her friend Georgia Edge
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