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Saturday, December 14, 2013
A youngster from Wymondham has found a novel way to raise money for charity after she gave up chocolate for more than 100 days.
Twelve-year-old Emily Spencer has raised more than £100 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices after she stopped snacking on sweet treats from August 1 until December 1.
Emily, of Norwich Road, Wymondham, rewarded herself with a chocolate from her advent calendar.
The youngster, who said her favourite treat is Cadbury’s buttons, said the most difficult part was when her mum baked her a chocolate cake, six days after the challenge had started.
Her mum, Louise, said: “She has done really well. She is definitely making up for lost time.
“I am a special needs teacher and Emily wants to help children. She really looks out for children who are not as advantaged as her.”
Along with her advent calendar, she also had a chocolate croissant with nutella.
Her brother, Joseph, 10, tried to help her with her challenge but he only lasted a few hours.
But this is not the first time that the youngster, who attends Wymondham High School, has raised money for a good cause.
Last year she made necklaces which she sold at her school fair in aid of the RNLI. The day after she handed the money in, she had to call on their services when she dislocated her knee on a beach in Devon.
The year before that, Emily and her friend had a car boot sale and raise £20 for the RSPCA.
Mrs Spencer added: “Emily’s granny died and she was always fundraising for and donating to the RNLI.”
To support Emily, visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/EmilySpencerChocolate