Amy donates sweet gift to charity to celebrate her 7th birthday

©Calyx Picture Agency Amy Heron, 7, is donating her Easter Eggs to the Memory Makers programme

Big hearted Amy Heron asked friends to help her celebrate her 7th birthday by donating Easter Eggs to a children’s charity.

The Tadpole Farm pupil, who celebrated her birthday on March 12, decided to give away her haul of 24 eggs to the Memory Makers project to help those less fortunate than herself.

She said: “I wanted to give Easter eggs to people who go to Memory Makers. If they don’t have any chocolate eggs at Easter they won’t be very happy.

“Donating the eggs makes me feel good and I hope they will make people happy.”

She added that because she enjoys thinking of others she wants to become a nurse when she grows up.

Amy’s mum Fiona said: “All the children were very keen to follow her idea and all the parents were happy to support it. I’m really proud of her.”

Memory Makers, which has been running for three years supports young people aged from 9-12 who have experienced some form of trauma in their lives. The charity works hand in hand with the youth charity SMASH.

Smash Trustee Lyn Hartman explained: “We aim to create positive memories – it can be something very simple like going on a walk and having a picnic. Remembering good times can provide a child with the confidence to face their future positively.”

Memory Makers is currently looking for adult mentors to help continue its work. For more information email or call 01793 729748.