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Hollie's Fundraiser is Picture Perfect

A ten year old girl who loves drawing is taking commissions for pictures to raise money for children who aren’t as lucky as her.

Hollie Simmonds from Newington wants to raise £250 for Demelza from her artwork.

Hollie said: “I really love drawing and my family told me that I was very good at it so I started doing pictures for them and collecting donations in return, in a jar at home.  I have made over £30 and had lots of requests so thought I would aim higher.

“If you tell me what you would like me to draw, I will do it as soon as I can and give it or send it to you.  If you like it you can then donate as little or as much as you like on my page and help me raise money for children who aren't as lucky as me.”

The Newington Primary School pupil has done pictures of animals, cartoon characters and a pirate but she prefers fictional characters rather than copying real things: “It took me five attempts to do the labradoodle” she said.

Hollie has also previously donated her old clothes and toys to Demelza. She found out about the charity as her aunt Sharon Harvey works at the Sittingbourne hospice as a Transition Outreach Worker.

She said: “Because my auntie works here and I know a lot of children don’t get as much as I do we take a lot for granted. They can’t just walk to the kitchen and grab anything they want.”

Mum Jennie Steer added: “Some children aren’t so lucky, it’s nice to be able to help them. People are being really generous, we’ve had £5, £10, £20 donated.”

Hollie has so far raised over £180.

To order a picture from Hollie contact her via justgiving page: or email

Category: archived-news
Posted on: Mar 15, 2013
Posted by: Helen Francis

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