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Evie's story

Evie's story

During Mental Health Awareness Week, five-year-old Evie took part in a sponsored litter-pick and raised over £150 for Place2Be. 

Evie shares her story and advice for anyone considering raising money for charity.

What made you decide to fundraise for Place2Be?

I wanted to do something to help the planet and I thought that it would be fun to raise some money. 

It was really good because I got to do two things: clean up the earth and raise money for children to get the help they need.

young girl with tongs and a bag showing the litter she's picked up

Why do you think supporting young people’s mental health is important?

Just in case something bad happens to a child, it’s good for them to have someone to talk to and to listen to their worries. 

Is there any advice you would give to someone struggling with their mental health?

Talk about it. Don't keep your worries bottled up because you might pop.


The amazing amount raised by Evie could allow more than three children to have a 50-minute one-to-one session with a counsellor.

I feel proud because I have raised money doing something I love and it will help lots of people. Evie

Does Evie’s story inspire you?

Supporters like Evie help make a real difference to children's and young people's mental health. If her story inspires you and you want to find out how to follow in her footsteps and support Place2Be, download our fundraising pack today.

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