Eleanor’s boost for trust fund

Mayor John Blackburn helped Eleanor Wood, 11 present the giant cheque for �1100 to baby Olivia Smith and her grandparents Trish and Colin Smith, at the Town Hall today, the proceeds of a garden party she organised for baby Olivia Smith's trust fund , which the Mayor and Mayoress attended.    Picture by Andrew Higgins  113043a
Mayor John Blackburn helped Eleanor Wood, 11 present the giant cheque for �1100 to baby Olivia Smith and her grandparents Trish and Colin Smith, at the Town Hall today, the proceeds of a garden party she organised for baby Olivia Smith's trust fund , which the Mayor and Mayoress attended. Picture by Andrew Higgins 113043a

A KIND-HEARTED Scarborough schoolgirl has raised £1,100 towards the Olivia Smith Trust Fund.

Eleanor Wood, 11, organised a garden party and afternoon tea at the Stained Glass Centre in Cayton.

The youngster, who will start at Scalby School in September, wanted to help as Olivia’s mum Laura used to cut her hair at Hair by Helena.

Eleanor’s dad, Nigel Wood, said: “This is Eleanor’s third project to raise money for the fund - she has also organised a coffee morning and washed cars.

“She has such a caring nature - in the past she has given her birthday money away to causes such as the tsunami fund and the Salvation Army.

“We’re very proud of her.”

Mr Wood thanked everyone who has supported Eleanor in her fundraising efforts, especially Val and Simon Green at the Stained Glass Centre.

He added: “Eleanor was delighted with the amount raised. I’m sure she’ll have another project coming up soon.”