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Bacton girl Laila-Mai, nine, reads 12 books to raise £1,010 for charities





A young girl’s reading challenge has captured the hearts of her village, with sponsorship donations for her efforts now topping £1,000.

Nine-year-old Laila-Mai Buckle was only hoping to help out the Baskets for Our Benefice appeal, which provides supplies and one-off grants to those in need around the Bacton area, where she lives.

But after St Mary’s Church publicised the appeal, Laila-Mai has raised £1,010 to date after reading 12 books throughout April. And she has been rewarded with her Brownie badge for fundraising to boot.

Layla-Mai Buckle, 9, has raised over a £1000 for a food bank from a sponsored reading programme..Pic - Richard Marsham/www.rmg-photography.co.uk. (47140634)
Layla-Mai Buckle, 9, has raised over a £1000 for a food bank from a sponsored reading programme..Pic - Richard Marsham/www.rmg-photography.co.uk. (47140634)

Her mum, Kat Laflin said: “She is a very keen Brownie, and keeps saying ‘I can’t believe I have raised so much’!

“I am really proud of her. It is really nice to see so much money coming in and so many people donating.

“There has been so much support and many lovely comments.”

Donate at justgiving.com by searching ‘Laila-Mai’.

(L-R)Kat Laflin and her daughter, Layla-Mai Buckle, 9. Layla-Mai has raised over a £1000 for a food bank from a sponsored reading programme..Pic - Richard Marsham/www.rmg-photography.co.uk. (47077179)
(L-R)Kat Laflin and her daughter, Layla-Mai Buckle, 9. Layla-Mai has raised over a £1000 for a food bank from a sponsored reading programme..Pic - Richard Marsham/www.rmg-photography.co.uk. (47077179)

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