A little girl with a big heart and lots of
determination is appealing to Mercury readers to join her latest
charity fundraiser in tribute to her mother.
Castle Community College pupil Ruby Smith, 12, is organising a
firewalk to collect cash for The Stroke Association and needs
volunteers of all ages to join her.
She said: “My mum had a stroke about eight years ago and she is
okay now. But lots of people do die and I wanted to help in some
“I do enjoy fundraising and just want to help the charity, but need
people to join in the firewalk.”
Her father Steven Bloomfield, a full time carer for Ruby’s mother
Geraldine, said the couple - who also have another daughter Amber
aged eight - have always been impressed at their older daughter’s
He said: “Geraldine and I always wanted her to be polite and kind
and we are so proud of her. Apart from her press ups, she has also
taken part in karate tile breaking.”
Although busy organising the firewalk, Ruby also has her
fundraising eye on an even more ambitious project.
She said: “I would like to jump out of a plane for charity, but I
think I will have to wait until I am 18 to do that!”
* To join in Ruby Smith’s fundraising firewalk ring her family on
01304 360633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR FULL STORY SEE PAGE 9, EAST KENT MERCURY, FEBRUARY 21.
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