A pupil from Bosham Primary School has raised £250 for a homeless charity in the city.
Eva Strange, aged seven, heard about the Four Streets Project charity with her family through a Facebook post about the Community Coat Rack.
Her stepmother, Nikki said: “We all donated a coat and this got us thinking about how we could help. We thought about donating soup as a first step.
“Eva then came down one Sunday morning and said she wanted to do some fundraising. We were just talking and I asked her which charity she wanted to fundraise for. She didn’t really know so I told her about Guide Dogs, Cancer Research, Heart Foundation and the Four Streets Project.
“She had a think and came back to me saying she thought Four Streets because it was close by. I showed her the page wish list and we thought it would be good if she raised £10 to help buy a roll mat and a thermal hat for the project.”
Eva decided by herself she would make the loom bands and her parents suggested she should start a notebook to make an order book.
Nikki and Eva’s dad also decided to open a just giving page to make it easier for people to donate and posted a message on Facebook.
The whole family got behind her on both her parents’ sides and within minutes she had her first orders and within half an hour had already raised £40.
Nikki continued: “Eva worked so hard all day and even drafted her stepsister in to help as she had so many orders. The project carried on for two weeks and she raised £250 in total.
“Her whole family are so proud of her! She initiated the project and really understood how the money would help local homeless people. We think Eva is very caring and we are very proud of how much empathy she shows for others. Our friends have commented how inspiring she is!
“Eva has recently said she would like to do some more loom banding this time with her friends to raise money for her school.”