Emily hits money-making milestone

Emily Lindley with her brother and 'chief cake taster' Alexander.
Emily Lindley with her brother and 'chief cake taster' Alexander.

A Glamis school pupil has reached a major fund-raising milestone by hitting the £1000 mark in her campaign to raise money for a Kenyan orphanage

Emily, 11, a pupil at Glamis Primary School, began fund-raising two years ago to support the link between Nyahera Orphanage, which houses children who have lost parents to HIV and Aids, and Webster’s High School.

On ongoing fund-raising project is being co-ordinated by Mary McGregor, a teacher at the high school.

Emily’s first venture was a sponsored walk, from which he raised £106. She followed this last winter by selling necklaces which had been made at the orphanage which brought in a further £382.

Her latest efforts have been a series of coffee mornings held at her gran’s home in Glamis. These have raised £582 and Emily took a hands-on approach to the preparations for these by baking cakes as well as serving at the successful events which have been held on Saturday mornings.

Emily has thanked everyone who has supporte her projects which Mrs McGregor said will make a “huge contribution” to the oprhpans’ lives.