L-R: Sarah Mitchell (Day Services Manager), Myley (Orla’s sister), Susan Savage (Day Service Assistant), Orla’s Grandpa, Michelle Anderson (Day Services Assistant and Orla’s Mum) and Orla Irvine.
Seven-year-old Orla Irvine has raised a heart-warming £145 for St. Vincent’s Hospice in Renfrewshire, Scotland, by using her own pocket money.
Orla used her pocket money to buy prizes and presents for a raffle for the hospice. Her mum, Michelle Anderson, who also works as a Day Service Assistant at St. Vincent’s, said:
“Orla decided she wanted the money to go to the Day Hospice, not only because of my job, but because her Grandpa goes there on a Monday to help with his condition.
“She took her own money, bought the prizes, organised the raffle and sold the tickets herself – and at Christmas time, when a lot of kids are probably thinking about what they’re getting from Santa – she raised £145 for a good cause.”
The money will go to the Day Hospice Service, which gives people the opportunity to visit once a week to receive support for a variety of reasons, including symptom control, exercise and wellbeing sessions, as well as offering invaluable peer support.
“Orla and her sister Myley came in to drop in the money and meet some of the patients and staff. Everyone was so impressed and couldn’t believe a seven-year-old had done all this. I am so proud of her!”
For more information visit St. Vincent’s Hospice