Maidenhead girl raises money for cause close to her heart

Parents and Children Together (PACT) has thanked a schoolgirl from Maidenhead who recently raised £122 for them.

Rhiannon, aged nine, who attends Claires Court school in Maidenhead chose to support PACT, as the charity helped her family to adopt her younger brother, Harley.

PACT supports families across Berkshire and beyond through adoption, award-winning therapeutic support and community projects.

Rhiannon organised events across the school week; selling bracelets, styling classmates hair and she also ran a guess how many sweets in the jar competition. Rhiannon gave a presentation in assembly about the work that PACT do. Rhiannon said: “I am supporting PACT as the charity that supported us as a family to adopt my brother. My brother who is five has now been with us for nearly two years and he is definitely one of the family now.”

PACT Chief Executive Jan Fishwick said: “This is a wonderful example of fundraising at such a young age. The money that Rhiannon has raised will go directly towards our work with families so that more children like Harley can find their adoptive families.”

PACT Fundraising Manager Laura Davison visited Rhiannon in school to receive the cheque and presented Rhiannon with a certificate. Laura said: “There are lots of different ways to support PACT. We welcome fundraisers of all ages, and provide help and support along the way. Please get in touch if you would like to get involved and fundraise for PACT.”

To find out more about fundraising for PACT visit: www.pactcharity.org/support-us.