Caring Enya raises £670 for foodbank

A CARING six-year-old girl has raised £670 for St Mary’s Church and Community Foodbank at Haughton Green.

Enya Krool collected money by going 24 hours without using her iPad and other technology.And the efforts of the pupil from Greswell Primary, Denton, have earned her a Denton and Reddish Citizen’s Award.

Andrew Gywnne, MP for Denton and Reddish, hands out the awards to recognise the efforts of local heroes who go above and beyond for the people in their communities.

“Enya stood out given her age and the amount of money she raised,” explained Mr Gwynne.

“To raise more than £600 for the foodbank was a terrific effort from Enya who deserved an award.”

Mum Rebecca explained Enya asked for a challenge to do over a 24-hour period.

She said: “We thought it would be a real challenge not to watch her iPad or use her telephone – she loves to watch YouTube before going to bed.

“Enya was aware of the foodbank and we have done things for it before, including during Lent when Enya used her pocket money to shop for the foodbank.”

The challenge was advertised on Facebook with Enya asking for people to give £1 and Rebecca added they were taken aback by their generosity.

During her 24 hours without technology, Enya cleaned the family car, completed a jigsaw and went on a family picnic to Daisy Nook Country Park.

Enya has also visited South Africa, her dad Sean’s country of birth, five times and when travelling always take old toys and buy sweets for underprivileged children.

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