Schoolgirl raises $1,250 to help Japanese disaster victims
A little girl with a big heart yesterday raised more than $1,200 for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Six-year-old Kaylee Ann Trott was watching TV yesterday morning while enjoying her Easter break when she learnt about aid efforts going on in Asia.
She went onto a website called www.bighelp.com; and with the help of parents Andrew and Cheryl Trott decided to set up a ‘Lemon-Aid' stand at their local grocers Heron Bay MarketPlace.
Kaylee gave away dozens of cups of her home-made drink and after two hours gathered $1,250 from members of the public. One businesswoman wrote a cheque for $1,000 in honour of the cause. Kaylee said the donation was “great because it's a really high number and I was excited”.
The Warwick Academy student said she hoped other young people would also lend a hand to the relief effort. “They can start a lemonade stand like me or they can sell other things. There's lots of things they can do.”
Her father, an organiser of the Ross Blackie Talbot charity golf tournament, says she gets her philanthropic spirit both from home and at school.
“I am very, very proud that she seems to have that in her. Every time she sees people [in need] she wants to help,” he said.