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Denton girl raises hundreds for St John Ambulance

Nine-year-old Paige Thomas has been hard at work for her charity badge from the 5th Debdale St George’s Brownies.

By making and selling resin keyrings, Paige has raised over £450 for the St John Ambulance.

To earn a charity badge, brownies have to find, research and promote a charity, before they come up with a way to support them and raise awareness of their chosen cause.

Paige chose St John Ambulance from a list of charities given to her by her mother, Donna Thomas, and decided to turn her love for crafting into a way to make money for them.

Donna added: “Paige picked St John because she hadn’t heard of them before, so knew the rest of the charities must be getting a lot of attention. She did a lot of research on them and found out that a donation of £5 could buy a first aid kit and £10 could get paramedics into schools for classes in first aid.

“I’m really so proud of her, she’s a completely selfless girl and happiest when making others happy. The brownie group has also been brilliant, she’s been there since rainbows and gained so much independence and awareness.”

The keyrings have been purchased by family, friends, the brownie group and strangers as far as London and Sussex.

In mid-September, St John’s Charity Coordinator is visiting the family at home to collect the money Paige has earned.

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