SOUTH WOOTTON: Ruby, you’re a diamond
A kindhearted schoolgirl and her generous friends have raised around £300 for the NSPCC.
Ruby Jeffries, of South Wootton, celebrated her seventh birthday on Boxing Day and at a belated party on Sunday she asked her friends to donate to the charity instead of buying her presents.
Ruby’s dad James Jeffries said: “She is a thoughtful little girl.
“We saw an advert for the NSPCC and she asked if we could give some money. I said no as we already give to charity.
“Then her brain starting working and about a week later she came up with the idea and said perhaps people could donate money for her birthday party instead of presents.
“Most seven-year-olds would rather have a room full of presents.”
On Sunday around 50 of Ruby’s friends from North Wootton Primary School joined her for a party and disco at Lynn’s Masonic Centre. After the party her mum Kelly told her she had raised about £300 but Ruby corrected her and said: “me and my friends have raised about £300.”
Mr Jeffries said: “She was over the moon. She’s one in a million when it comes to giving.”
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