Proper Charlie! Whitby pupil delivers on his promise

Nine-year-old Charlie Mann, who lives on Mount Pleasant in Whitby, has kept his promise to deliver fairy cakes to local NHS staff after being inspired by their bravery.

By Louise Perrin
Monday, 27th April 2020, 8:50 am
Updated Monday, 27th April 2020, 8:51 am
Charlie's fairy cakes
Charlie's fairy cakes

The East Whitby Academy student featured in the Whitby Gazette last week after raising over £100 for the NHS by auctioning a baby pigeon and doing odd jobs.

Mum, Lyndsay Mann, said Charlie wanted to prove he’d done what he said he’d do: “He’s been leaving parcels at his grandma's every time the carers are due, and he’s left a parcel for the Marie Curie nurse that will be doing a night shift tonight.”

Each parcel is individually addressed for the recipient with a message of thanks for the hard work done during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Charlie's cakes packaged and ready to go

Charlie has also received some small donations which he has used to buy ingredients for the baking sessions mum Lyndsay said they: “have to keep having!”

Charlie pictured with the baby pigeon he donated to charity.