Three children from Rickmansworth have raised more than £500 for Chris Wicks Wildlife Rescue (CWWR) by hosting a garden sale selling handmade soaps, candles and other goods.
Eight-year-old Ellen Bridges loves animals, and after visiting CWWR she decided she wanted to do something to help support injured wildlife. Ellen, her younger sister Lucia and best friend Ava spent many afternoons creating goods to sell at a pop-up shop outside their house.
Fiorella Bridges, Ellen and Lucias mum said: “Ellen first got the idea after learning that her favourite animal, the hedgehog, was struggling for survival and suffering a large decline in numbers. Determined to help, she declared that she would raise £100 to give to a hedgehog charity by making and selling soaps.”
Many customers gave generously including school friends, neighbours, residents passing by and supporters of CWWR and the girls raised more than £500 to help local animals.
Ellen, Lucia and Eva proudly presented the donation to Chris Wicks and his son Harry at Stockers Farm. Both were very grateful to the girls for their generous donation which will allow the centre to continue with valuable work caring for sick and injured animals in the area.
For more information on CWWR visit cwwildliferescue.com