Ten-year-old 'little sunshine' from Hampton Magna praised for her efforts in helping dog charities

She helped two charities with her baking and craft skills

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 5:16 pm

A 10-year-old from Hampton Magna has been recognised for her efforts in helping dog charities.

Lilly Garratt has been using her baking and craft skills to help raise money for two charities; Dog Bus and the Guide Dogs.

Anna Garratt, Lilly's mum said: "In November she started baking dog biscuits to sell to raise money for local charity the Dog Bus who rescue dogs and puppies from Romania and bring them back to rehome in the UK.

Lilly Garratt has been using her baking and craft skills to help raise money for two charities; Dog Bus and the Guide Dogs. Photos supplied

"They are a small charity and were so lovely and supportive of Lilly - even naming a rescue dog after her.

"She raised £220 for them.

"In February she started another fundraiser made dog bandanas (with the help of her nanny) to sell to raise money for guide dogs. She raised £283."

The 10-year-old, who is an animal lover and an aspiring vet, has been awarded the 'little sunshine' award by Morrisons in Leamington.

Lilly Garratt has been using her baking and craft skills to help raise money for two charities; Dog Bus and the Guide Dogs.

Alexandra Pearson, from Morrisons in Leamington, said: "During April we have been asking for people to nominate someone in the community who has gone above and beyond to help others.

"We had a lot of nominations but we had one amazing story in regards to a girl called Lilly.

"Lilly was using her own money to make dog biscuits and selling them and the money raised Lilly would give it to a local dogs charity the dogs bus rescue.

"Lilly has done amazing and to be thinking of others is just amazing.

Lilly Garratt has been using her baking and craft skills to help raise money for two charities; Dog Bus and the Guide Dogs.

"During lockdown dog charities have struggled to fundraise or have people visit due to the restrictions.

"Dogs not able to find a forever home, but Lilly doing what she did has made it a bit easier.

"I am proud to say Lilly is our Little Sunshine winner and received lots of dog treats and a new dog bed for her to do either donate to a charity or give to her dog.

"We also know she likes to bake so we gave her stuff to do some baking with.

"Well done Lilly and thank you for you all your kindness."