Meet Honor... the little girl who wants to raise a big amount of cash

HELPING OUT Honor Farley
HELPING OUT Honor Farley

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SHE maybe only seven years old, but little Honor Farley has big ambitions of making lots of money.

And it’s all for charity. As part of her school citizenship award, Honor was required to plan and take part in her own ‘adventure’.

But instead of going camping over the Easter holidays, she decided to do something to help others.

So the selfless youngster set about organising a coffee morning at her home for dozens of friends on Good Friday.

The aim is to raise hundreds of pounds for Beating Bowel Cancer.

Honor, from Francis Close, Lee-on-the-Solent, said: ‘We had to undertake an adventure and plan it ourselves.

‘So I decided to do a coffee morning and raise money for charity.

‘I’ve got quite a lot of people coming.

‘There will be about 30 of my friends from school and their parents.

‘It’s very important that we raise lots of money for charity.

‘I’m not sure what my classmates are doing but I think this is going to be very different.

‘We’re going to have a really good time.’

Honor, who goes to Crofton Anne Dale Infant School in Stubbington, and her friends will play games and nibble hot cross buns while collecting money for bowel cancer, a disease which has affected her family.

Her mum, 39-year-old Leanne, said: ‘My mother had bowel cancer eight or nine years ago but she’s fine now.

‘My grandfather had it as well so it’s quite prevalent on my mother’s side of the family.

‘There is a bit of a link to the charity in our family as a result.

‘I held a coffee morning for the charity myself some time ago but it’s great to see someone so young taking the initiative.

‘The charity is pleased to hear about what Honor is doing for them.

‘It helps to raise awareness especially as it is bowel cancer awareness month.’

The citizenship award is aimed at inspiring pupils to help out in their communities from an early age.

For details of how to donate cash to the charity visit beatingbowelcancer.org.