TWELVE-year-old Lauren Peat is a keen fund-raiser who gives up her free time to raise cash for charity.
While at the recent Classic Car Show at the NEC Birmingham with her Corvette fanatic mum, Lauren sold 150 rubber bracelets for Help for Heroes.
And she managed to raise an impressive £300. Added to the cash she made at previous car shows throughout the year, Lauren has raised £518.
Lauren, from Foston, said: “I enjoy selling the bracelets, and I like talking to people. And because I’m a girl, people are more likely to give me money!
“One man bought one bracelet and gave me a tenner for it and didn’t want any change. That was very nice of him.”
Lauren, a Walton Girls’ High School pupil, accompanies mum Helen to car shows as she and her husband Paul Allen are members of the Classic Corvette Club UK (CCCUK) and show and race their motors.
Help for Heroes is the club’s chosen charity and the reason Lauren decided to support the good cause.
Supporting the charity, which helps servicemen and women injured in conflict, was all the more important for Lauren, as her sister Caron, 16, has plans to join the Armed Forces.
Next year’s chosen charity, Cancer Research UK, is another cause close to Lauren’s heart, as her grandmother died of cancer.
She has already raised £80 for Cancer Research UK and has no plans to stop just yet.
She said: “I want to carry on raising money for charity.”
The CCCUK National Show is next up and Lauren is already making plans on how to encourage people to part with their cash.
For more on the corvette club, visit www.corvetteclub.org.uk