Bexhill girls fundraising for the environment

Two girls plan to spend their school holidays fundraising and helping clean up Bexhill.

Friday, 19th October 2018, 2:00 pm
Updated Friday, 19th October 2018, 2:05 pm
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Abigail Wheeler, nine, and her sister Eleni, six, want to raise money for Bexhill Environmental Group, as the organisation is in need of new littler grabbers and other equipment.

The environmentally conscious pair will be joined by their mum, Lindsay White, who said: “On Monday (October 22) we will be holding a sponsored littler pick on Bexhill beach, between the Colonnade and South Cliff.

“There will be an information stall and money collection tins at the Colonnade for anyone wanting to find out more about the Bexhill Environmental Group.

“On Wednesday (October 24) they will be running a Lego card swap event at the 9th Bexhill Scout Hall.

“We’ve been donating all leftover cards and collector books by Sainsbury’s, so hopefully everyone will be able to complete their books or start a new book if they haven’t done so already. Refreshments will be sold at this event with all money raised going to the fundraising efforts.

“Abigail and Eleni have support from both the Bexhill Environmental Group and the 9th Bexhill Scout Group, where they are a Cub and Beaver.”

Last year, Abigail set herself a goal to walk 1,000 miles throughout 2017 for The Rainforest Fondation UK.

She completed the challenge and raised almost £600 for the charity.

Abigail first became interested in saving the world’s rainforests after learning about them at school. Her year group did a sponsored walk to raise funds and she embarked on various hikes with Bexhill 9th Beavers and Cubs.

Abigail even wrote to the Queen, who replied offering well wishes in her fundraising efforts.

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