Slideshow: Amber’s coffee morning raises £600 for the British Heart Foundation

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A nine-year-old girl from Barrowby is over the moon to have raised £600 for the British Heart Foundation by holding a coffee morning.

Amber Hoyes organised and ran the fund-raising event, and went on to present a cheque to Kay Taylor from the charity’s furniture shop in High Street..

Amber Hoyes

Amber Hoyes

Kay said: “It was a fantastic day, well done. I thank you Amber on behalf of the British Heart Foundation for the amazing amount of money raised.”

Amber’s mum, Louise Thurman, said: “Myself and her dad Mark Hoyes are just so proud of her – the way she was talking to everyone who came and helping on the stalls, and when she did a little speech when drawing the raffle we were both bursting with pride at what an amazing little girl we have.”

Amber said she couldn’t believe how many people attended her event, and is now thinking of ideas for her next fund-raiser.

The youngster wishes to thank Sam Nesbitt of Quirky Cake Creations for making a cake that sold for £20, plus the many businesses that donated raffle and tombola prizes, including aUK, Nails by Emily at Indulge Hair and Beauty, mobile hairdressers Jo Bateson and Maria Jones, Indulge Hair and Beauty, Boyes, Wilkinsons, Twinlakes, Fun Farm, Polished by Penny, Nails by Leanne, Munch, The Boutique, Mcdonalds, Superdrug, WHSmith and Anna White of Sweet Gift.