20 June 2024

Children delighted by girl’s ‘act of kindness’

By Rebecca Hannant

A Withernsea teenager has raised money to deliver gifts to children this Christmas.

Phoebe Spokes, 13, who has learning difficulties, embarked on her fundraising challenge as part of a project at school where she was asked to show an act of kindness.

Shores Community Pantry circulated sponsor forms, and promoted Phoebe’s challenge on social media and Seaside FM.

She walked the whole of Withernsea promenade five times – a total of 14 miles, raising £209.14. With the money raised Phoebe bought a range of toys and books ahead of a giveaway event at Shores Pantry on Saturday, December 10.

On the day, many children attended with their families and received a gift from Phoebe who was working alongside Santa.

Amanda Roe, of Shores Community Pantry, said: “There’s been a lot of lovely feedback from parents of children who’ve received presents, and such an amazing amount of support for Phoebe and praise for her efforts.”

The remaining presents have been delivered to Withernsea Children’s Centre.