Poppy Whymark, student at Bungay High School, gave a day of her half-term break to raise money and awareness for Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope. At the weekly market of the Norfolk town, she played the violin for shoppers and raised a wonderful £85 for child amputees.
Poppy’s fundraising idea came after hearing ELoH founder Vee Bacon speak at her school last year. Poppy was very inspired by ELoH’s work and decided she wanted to help improve the lives of amputee children:
“I play the violin and enjoy sports, and I couldn’t imagine how my life would be if I was missing a limb and had no help. I thought I could play my violin and try and raise some money and awareness for the fantastic work this charity does.”
And she definitely did. The £85 raised can provide a child amputee with a prosthetic leg and the chance to walk again – a fantastic, life-changing gift from one young person to another.
Thank you Poppy!