Pupil Imogen gives charity a real boost

Primary school pupil I has raised her �1,000 for Catholic Agency for Overseas Development. '10 year old Imogen Towner presents the cheque for �1000 to Mayor John Blackburn and Carol Cross,Diocesan Manager for CAFOD in Middlesbrough.'Picture by Neil Silk  121309'26/03/12
Primary school pupil I has raised her �1,000 for Catholic Agency for Overseas Development. '10 year old Imogen Towner presents the cheque for �1000 to Mayor John Blackburn and Carol Cross,Diocesan Manager for CAFOD in Middlesbrough.'Picture by Neil Silk 121309'26/03/12

CHEQUE her out!

Scarborough youngster Imogen Towner took on a mammoth fundraising effort to raise £1,000 for charity.

Imogen, 10, a pupil at St Peter’s RC Primary School, presented the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development with her huge donation after months of hard work.

The tenacious youngster was inspired to help after seeing pictures of the drought crisis in Africa, and set about her task by making and selling greetings cards and bookmarks.

She also got busy in the kitchen to bake cakes which all collectively made more than £400.

Her total was then matched by UK Aid funding and she handed over her cheque to the charity in Scarborough Town Hall, watched by mayor Cllr John Blackburn.

Carol Cross, Diocesan Manager for the charity, said she was delighted with Imogen’s efforts.

She added: “When Imogen saw the pictures of people suffering from drought in East Africa, she decided she wanted to do something.

“For her to set a target of £1,000 and then achieve it is a monumental effort.

“She really stuck to her guns and did a fantastic job.

“Her work is a wonderful example to set to her peers and other youngsters and adults across the country.”