Kind Evie is a real champion

Evie Hobbs from South Elmsall raised money to send old folks on a day out and has been nominated by her mum Claire to be a champion child.
Evie Hobbs from South Elmsall raised money to send old folks on a day out and has been nominated by her mum Claire to be a champion child.
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A LITTLE girl who raised money to help fund a trip for elderly residents of a nursing home has been nominated for an Express Champion Children award.

Eight-year-old Evie Hobbs raised £138 by running the four-mile Upton fun run in the summer and donated all of the money to Warde Aldam Nursing Home in South Elmsall, which spent the cash on a trip to the seaside.

The Moorthorpe Primary School pupil was nominated by her mum, Claire Hobbs, who is a carer at the home on Westfield Lane.

Mrs Hobbs, 28, of Harrow Street, South Elmsall, said: “She is such a caring child and wanted to raise money to give the residents a day out. Evie didn’t have to raise money for taking part in the run but when she realised she could, that was all she wanted to do.

Her proud mum said she wanted to do it again next year to raise money for a different cause.

The Express Champion Children awards recognise the bravery, kindness and determination of youngsters in our are. The children will be invited to an award ceremony at Theatre Royal Wakefield in December.