TWO kind-hearted schoolgirls have gone out of their way to raise funds for a local hedgehog rescue charity.

Friends Evie Boughton and Isabel Booth, who are both pupils at King’s Ely Junior, decided to fundraise for Suzanne’s Hedgehog Rescue by setting up a sweet and chocolate stall, which they ran in school.

Evie, 8, from Doddington, is a big supporter of the charity, which is based in Walpole St Peter, Norfolk, and rescues and rehabilitates dozens of hedgehogs in need every year. Isabel, also aged 8, and from Ely, is a keen fundraiser too, so together they put posters up all over school to promote their fundraising initiative. They also ran a tombola where fellow pupils and staff could enjoy a slice of hedgehog cake in return for a donation.

Evie and Isabel raised £42 in total, all of which will help to purchase food, bedding and any necessary medical treatment for hogs at the centre.

Year 4 teacher at King’s Ely Junior, Olivia Petherick, commented: “We are so proud of Isabel and Evie. Using their own initiative to fundraise for a local charity is to be commended and they worked tirelessly leading up to the event to ensure it was a success.”

To find out how you can support Suzanne’s Hedgehog Rescue, search for the charity on Facebook.

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