Sisters hand over charity cash

TWO sisters from Daventry have handed over more than £500 following a home-grown fundraising initiative.

Sophie Reynolds, nine, and Olivia, six, held a garage sale at the end of September raising money for the British Heart Foundation and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The two girls decided to raise money for the two charities after their six-month-old cousin Finlay Halliman underwent surgery at the hospital for a heart condition.

They divided the money between the two charities.

On Tuesday last week they handed over half the money to the British Heart Foundation store in Daventry’s Bowen Square.

Their mum Sarah Reynolds said: “We just want to thank everyone who supported the event, either by donating things to be sold or by buying them.

“I particularly want to thank our neighbours who came out. Quite a few of them got involved on the day in various ways and it turned it into a bit of a neighbourly event really.”

Penny Moore, manager of the store, said: “We would like to thank the girls for their fundraising work, and to all the local people who went out and supported them and the charity through their sale.

“We’d also like to thank all the Daventry businesses, and Daventry Working Men’s Club, who supported our recent disco night, held at the end of September, which raised more than £800.

“Special thanks must also go to Linda Astill and Louise Dawkins for all their help in organising the event.”