Some kids just aren’t content to sit by while others work.
When 12-year-old Ella and 10-year-old Cameron Fisher of Suffolk, England, heard their father’s company was donating PPE to a local nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic, the wheels started turning in their minds. Then they approached their parents with a novel idea!
The siblings knew the National Health Service has been working hard to help their patients, so they asked their mom and dad, Emma and Scott, if they could start a fundraising campaign.
“Ella felt we could do more, and she had the idea of filling shoe boxes with special treats and handing them out at hospitals,” Emma said. “Then Cameron came up with the idea of reusable tote bags.”
They started a GoFundMe campaign, hoping to raise £250 and create 10 goody bags. Instead, the fundraiser took off and left them with £1,243 (about $1,500)! Not only that, but local businesses also stepped up to donate cash and other items like chocolate and fancy soaps!
Encouraged, the siblings headed to their local supermarkets seeking donations. Soon, they were (literally) sitting on a pile of goodies to donate to first responders and medical workers!
So far, they have filled up 350 thank-you bags. They’ve dropped off these wonderful treats for organizations like the Newmarket ambulance station, a mobile chemotherapy unit, and many others.
Even better, their acts of kindness are inspiring more companies to donate supplies!
This is exactly what the world needs right now! These kids are showing all of us what it means to be upstanders, not bystanders. Strong work, Ella and Cameron!
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