Words by Abi Scaife
Two young sisters from Chesterfield have collected food, clothes and ‘a bathtub full of toys’ to donate to local good causes.
Tell me more!
Eight-year-old Erin Stubbs and her sister Sage, aged 12, have been collecting cereal, tinned food, selection boxes and so much more to help give back to families in need.
They collected food to give to the Chesterfield Food Bank before the Christmas holidays and, knowing there were children who couldn’t afford new clothes and toys, they stuffed a whole bag full of their old clothes and a ‘bathtub full of toys’.
Now, they have moved their sites to Easter eggs, which they are collecting to distribute to kids in Chesterfield who can’t afford them.
Their mum Mel Stubbs said: “I’m really proud of them. It's lovely that they're giving back to charity because they are aware we are going through the crisis and a lot of families are struggling because of the rising cost of living.”
Why are they doing this?
They were inspired by comedy pair Jon Richardson and his wife Lucy Beaumont, who recently visited Sage’s school to perform a charity gig for free.
Money raised from the evening helped create a community fund, which will benefit local families such as the ones Sage and Erin helped.
Well done, Sage and Erin!