Katherine’s fundraiser to bring her favourite author to Norwich school

Eight year old Bignold Primary School pupil Katherine Dale who held a cake stall to raise 90 to pay

Eight year old Bignold Primary School pupil Katherine Dale who held a cake stall to raise 90 to pay half the fee of author Helen Moss to visit her school. The author agreed to waive the rest of her fee.

An eight-year-old Norwich girl was so keen to get her favourite author to come to her school she decided to hold a fundraiser to raise enough money to pay for the visit.

Katherine Dale, of St Giles Street, raised £90 from a cake stall and donations to contribute towards adventure novelist Helen Moss' fee for visiting Bignold Primary School to teach the children story-writing skills.

And the children's book writer, who has penned the Adventure Island series, decided to waive the other half of her fee after realising it would be difficult for Katherine to raise the rest of the money.

Katherine became interested in the books after staff at Waterstone's bookshop recommended the author's works, which are similar to the books written by the famous children's author Enid Blyton.

Katherine added: 'I decided to raise the money because I like Helen's books so I thought I would raise the money to bring her to the school. They are really good, especially for me, because they are very mysterious and it is all about the mysteries. There is not much gap between the mysteries in the books so there is not much time where it is boring and nothing exciting is happening.'

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The author will be visiting tomorrow to see Katherine's class before doing writing workshops.

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