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Enterprising youngsters set out stall on estate

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 23, 2014

Pictured on the stall, from left, are Poppy Bott, Megan Houseman, Mya Edge and Tia Bott.

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TWO schoolgirls joined the business world when they set up a stall to raise money for two charities.

Mya Edge, aged 11, and Poppy Bott, aged six, wanted to do some thing to help a charity.

They gathered bracelets, charms, combs, books, CDs and ornaments to set up a stall on Tulip Way on Friday at the housing estate in Leekbrook where they live.

Mya, who attends St Edward's Academy in Leek, said: "We wanted to do something for charity and also to keep us occupied. We brought some of the items from a store and have had books donated.

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"We set up the stall on the open space on the housing estate and then knocked on doors telling people we were there.

"We chose Cancer Research because some of the family have been affected by it, and the RSPCA as we love animals. My brother, Theo, who is six, has also helped is setting it up."

Poppy, who attends St Edward's First School in Cheddleton, said: "I wanted to help Mya to raise some funds. We have also been joined by some of our friends and my sister Tia."

Poppy and Tia grandfather, Brian Mountford, said he was very proud of all the youngsters.

He said: "It is absolutely fabulous that youngsters are spending time to raise funs for good causes.

"They have brought some of the items and we have donated some.

"I am so proud of what they are doing at such a young age."

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