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Youngster Plans Alzheimer's Fundraiser

Wednesday February 5 2014

AN 11-year-old girl from Gawber has planned a fundraising raffle in memory of her grandfather.

Mia Firth chose to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society after her grandad, Ricky, passed away from the illness a year ago at the age of 62.

She is doing a raffle at her school, Darton College, and her mum, Sarah, has been selling raffle tickets at Barnsley Hospital's dermatology unit. 

Mia - whose homemade cake will go to the winner - has paid for its ingredients from her own pocket money.

Sarah said: "My dad died a year ago and on his anniversary Mia just said she wanted to raise some money for an Alzheimer's charity.

"I am so proud of my daughter and I would love everyone to know how kind, caring and thoughtful Mia has been."

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Reply Posted by jo on Wednesday February 5 2014 at 12:47

Reply Posted by louise addy on Wednesday February 5 2014 at 12:47
Thats a lovely thing to do. Ill give my son some money to buy tickets as I think he knows Mia. Hes in Yr7 too. Good luck!!

Reply Posted by Mia's mum on Wednesday February 5 2014 at 13:04
I am so proud of my wonderful daughter Mia. If anyone would like to buy a raffle ticket, please contact biads and ask for pam Evans. 01226 280057. Thanks everyone xxx

Reply Posted by mia's nan on Wednesday February 5 2014 at 16:08
well done mia xxx

Reply Posted by Lyn Fawcett on Wednesday February 5 2014 at 17:09
My Dad has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. I really feel useless though as I now live in Australia. So all I can do is phone him.
Mis is obviously a very caring young girl, and I wish her well with her fund raising.

Reply Posted by roxi louise atkinson on Thursday February 6 2014 at 15:27
Gud lass mia so thoughtfull ov u xxxx

Reply Posted by Justice on Saturday February 8 2014 at 19:00
Well done Mia!! Your grandad would be so pleased of you. This is a real tribute to your grandparents, your parents and of course to yourself. Barnsley can be proud of the example you are setting for others. Keep up your good work!