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Lola's run of success

20 May 2020

A Moray schoolgirl’s fundraising effort to help vulnerable children across the north and north east of Scotland has raised more than £4,000.

Ten year old Lola from Portessie set herself a 10 day running challenge in the hope of raising £150 for the MFR Cash for Kids appeal.

The challenge saw her run round Portessie Primary School’s sports ground 10 times each day, the equivalent of 25 miles over 100 laps. By the time she crossed the finish line, Lola had raised £2169 for the MFR appeal.

Mum Lisa, who works for Parklands Care Homes in Buckie, said: “Lola decided to raise money for Cash for Kids to support families and children in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. She feels very lucky to be able to have the little luxuries in life and wanted to help those families and children who are less fortunate. We are really proud of Lola’s achievement and overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity and support. Lola is amazed at how much everyone has donated.”

Parklands will match fund Lola’s fundraising tally, meaning a final contribution to the MFR Cash for Kids Appeal of £4,338.

Managing director Ron Taylor said: “Lola has been an inspiration and we are all very proud of her. Cash for Kids is a fantastic charity that works hard to support vulnerable kids across the region and we are delighted to support Lola’s fundraising challenge.”