• Start Your Day with Tim Latham
    4:00 am - 6:00 am
  Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham

5 yr old Zoe raises money for the NHS

Credit: Image from Zoe's facebook page

A five-year-old girl has raised more than £1,280 for Hinchingbrooke Hospital’s children’s ward and special care baby unit.  Zoe Houston, from Stukeley Meadows has been reading stories, virtually in the form of Facebook videos, to children who are patients at the hospital.

Her mum Sarah Hellary said she and Zoe were discussing Captain Tom Moore, who had raised millions of pounds for the NHS, and Zoe said she wanted to help.  “I suggested we could record Zoe reading some of her favourite books and these might get shown to children in hospital or maybe her friends, who she hadn’t seen in a couple of weeks.  “Her initial aim was to read 25 stories or poems and she asked if she could raise £25.  “She is quite a shy girl, so this is actually quite a brave thing for her to do.  “The fact that she is thinking of helping others at this unsettling time has made me so proud.”

Zoe’s Storytime’ Facebook page is at: www.facebook.com/groups/651582745403329/?ref=share.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/sarah-hellary

(Source:  drawn from Hunts Post)

This story was featured as Children’s Bedtime Story during the Drive Time programme on Thursday 30th April and our headlines on Community News on Wednesday 29th April.