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Ryley, six, asks for cash for charity instead of presents to help 100,000 Smiles appeal
A GENEROUS youngster has raised hundreds of pounds for charity - by giving up birthday presents.
Ryley Newman asked friends coming to his sixth birthday party to donate money instead of buying him a present.
And he raised more than £240 for the Colchester Children’s Charity Appeal - with more money still coming in.
The money is going towards the 100,000 Smiles appeal, supported by the Gazette, to pay for a play area for the disabled children at Lexden Springs School in Colchester.
Roy Kemp, a trustee and treasurer of the children’s charity appeal, said: “I think what this little boy has done is absolutely brilliant.
“We are so grateful to him and to all our donors.”
The 100,000 Smiles appeal needs to raise £100,000. The total raised so far stands at more than £34,000 but more donations are needed.
To contribute to the appeal, send a cheque to the Lexden Springs Appeal Fund at Lexden Springs School, Halstead Road, Colchester, or go to the justgiving site at www.justgiving.com/lexdensprings.
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