Worksop Brownie raises cash for hospice cause

A nine-year-old Worksop Brownie has achieved her charity badge in serious style by raising an impressive £200 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 11:39 am

Inspired by a schoolfriend who died at the hospice, big-hearted Megan Walker-O’Brien organised a special Easter raffle to raise funds for the charity.

The enterprising Whitwell Primary School pupil was amazed at how many local businesses donated prizes, and before she knew it, tickets sales were soaring.

Mum Amber Walker-O’Brien, from Worksop said: “To begin with it was just a little idea to help her work towards her charity badge, but it just got bigger and bigger.

Megan Walker-O’Brien handing over the cheque to Bluebell Wood’s Regional Fundraiser, Jason Gossop

“We were looking into which charity to support and Megan was very keen on doing it for Bluebell Wood after one of her schoolfriends passed away at the hospice.

“We never expected to raise so much so we’re very happy and very proud of Megan for everything she’s put into it. We’d also like to thank everyone who donated prizes, took part in the raffle and helped along the way.”

Megan’s First Whitwell Brownie troupe has been meeting virtually throughout the pandemic, and she’s very much looking forward to meeting in person again and showing off her hard-earned new charity badge.

Jason Gossop, Regional Fundraiser for Bluebell Wood, said: “Megan’s a real inspiration and should be incredibly proud of what she’s achieved in memory of her schoolfriend. We’d like to say a huge thank you.”​​​​​​​​​​​​​​