Three schoolgirls from Carshalton High School for Girls have embarked on a fundraising drive for The Honeypot Children’s Charity.
As part of the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative, Emily Price, 13, Heidi Byrne, 13 and Holly Butler, 14, decided to raise much needed funds for their chosen charity which works to ensure that every child makes the most of their one chance at childhood.
When asked why they had chosen The Honeypot Children’s Charity, Heidi said: “I like children and wanted to support a charity based around them. Reading about what Honeypot does made me think about how I can sometimes take my lifestyle at home for granted.”
The teenagers kicked off their fundraising by visiting local MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, for ideas and advice.
Tom said: “From meeting the girls, it was clear to me that this is a charity close to their hearts.
“The money they raise will go a long way in protecting the childhood of young carers who juggle school and growing up whilst performing a surrogate adult role at home.”
As well as raising funds, the schoolgirls are on a mission to raise awareness of lost childhoods through school assemblies and radio interviews.
After visiting the Honeypot House which accommodates up to 12 children at any one time and provides a desperately needed break for young carers, Holly said “it made us see how hard everyone works to help the children have time to play, feel safe and to be themselves.”
For more information about The Honeypot Children’s Charity, visit www.honeypot.org.uk.