Success is sweet for Leeds schoolgirl

A LEEDS schoolgirl is enjoying the sweet taste of success after raising £500 for charity by giving up sugary snacks.

Sunday, 31st January 2016, 6:41 pm
Updated Sunday, 31st January 2016, 6:49 pm
Amy Andrews from Crossgates, Leeds. Pic: Gary Longbottom.

Dedicated fundraiser Amy Andrews, of Cross Gates, raised the impressive sum for Macmillan by banning sweets for a whole month.

The 11-year-old John Smeaton Academy pupil was inspired to fundraise after a family friend was diagnosed with cancer.

Amy said: “I wanted to do something for people who have cancer. Giving up sweets was quite hard because I had to walk past the ice cream van every day after school.”

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Amy also took part in tombolas and car boot sales, where she sold her own belongings to boost the total.

Mum Karen Andrews said: “She showed commitment and determination and I’m so proud.”

Visit www.macmillan.org.uk to donate or find out more.