10-year-old Hannah raises £2500 for Children with Cancer
Hunstanton Primary School student Hannah Burton’s final count in her fundraising effort for Children with Cancer in 2018 was £2517.75.
Creating paper roses for sale when two of her cousins were diagnosed with neuroblastoma and leukaemia, Hannah’s creativity progressed over the months to more complex designs including Christmas angels, trees, candles and hedgehogs all of which were on sale and display at the Christmas Tree Festival at Hunstanton Town Hall in December.
Assisted by her grandmother Monica Burton, Hannah raised £1644.92 in 2017and she delighted to learn she had beaten that figure when the total was revealed on 7th January at The Honeystone in Hunstanton where £1000 of the total had been raised.
The Norfolk Vice- Lord-Lieutenant Lady Romney accepted the cheque for £2517.75 for the charity. The Borough Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Nick Daubney and Mrs Cheryl Daubney, The Mayor of Hunstanton Cllr Amanda Bosworth, Cllr Carol Bower, Cllr Adrian Winnington, Hunstanton Primary School’s headteacher Mrs Mapplebeck, family and friends who helped Hannah’s fundraising efforts were also in attendance.
Mrs Burton said: “I am so proud of Hannah; she has worked really hard. The trouble is we have to think of new ways to beat the total next year but thankfully we don’t start again until February!”