‘Pink party’ raises charity cash

Olivia Gall, PCSO Bev Feirn, Teegan Harper and Olivia Holmes behind their cake stall
Olivia Gall, PCSO Bev Feirn, Teegan Harper and Olivia Holmes behind their cake stall

THREE youngsters were tickled pink after raising £250 for Cancer Research UK.

Teegan Harper, Olivia Holmes and Ellena Gall, all 11, threw a ‘pink party’ as part of the Humberside Police Lifestyle Challenge.

The three girls all attended Hilderthorpe Primary School last year, and have just started the new term at Bridlington School.

Charlotte Crispin, Ellena’s mum and adult team leader, helped the girls set up their ‘pink party’ which featured a cake stall, bric-a-brac, raffles and tombola and was held on Sewerby Road, at the home of one of the girls’ grandparents.

Charlotte said: “I’m so proud of the girls – we invited people that we knew to the party so it wasn’t just an open event, and everyone who came along were very generous. Of course, the cake stall was very popular.

“It rained but that didn’t bother the girls, they got on with their fundraising and ended up with £250. When we presented it to the lady from Cancer Research UK she told us that only around 10% of all donations to the charity are for more than £10 – so the girls were even more proud then.”

PCSO Bev Feirn turned up on the day to support the girls’ effort, even taking a few rides on a model railway set up at the party by a relative.