TWO 11-year-old girls from Bromsgrove are on a mission to raise £3,000 for the Teenage Cancer Charity and Cure Parkinsons with an event they are hosting this evening (Friday) at the Bromsgrove Rugby Club.
The event takes place from 7pm to 9pm and will include music from DJ Magic Al, virtual reality gaming and photo booth fun.
Isla Leckie from Aston Fields Middle School and Maggie Aveyard from St John’s Middle School are the troopers behind tonight’s gathering.
The girls have also launched a campaign encouraging schools across Bromsgrove to host the town’s biggest non-uniform day for charities.
The fruits of their labour were rewarded when North Bromsgrove High School and South Bromsgrove High School agreed to take part in the fund-raiser today.
Isla and Maggie are also busy planning fund-raising activities over the coming weeks which include a car boot sale, quiz, bingo night and raffle featuring prizes from local businesses.
Isla will take the fund-raising to a more adventurous level next week when she is planning to swim 1.7miles across Loch Ness where the water is expected to be between ten and 15 degrees celsius.
Her uncle will be in a speedboat alongside in case of emergency while her dad will be swimming alongside her.
Isla said she was looking forward to the swim and not concerned at all about facing the Loch Ness monster, or indeed anything.
Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/IslaMaggie2016 (The Cure Parkinsons Trust) or www.justgiving.com/account/your-pages/IslaMaggie20162 (The Teenage Cancer Trust) to donate.