Schoolgirl’s sponsored walk does just ‘grand’ for animal charity
- Credit: Cheryl Smail
An 11-year-old school girl has done just 'grand' for an animal charity, smashing her £1,000 target.
Eleanor Smail planned to walk 11-miles from Winterton to Faith Animal Rescue's base in Hickling, but ended up doing 12.
Her mother Cheryl Smail said she was 'proud beyond words' of her animal-mad daughter - who arrived at the finish line and asked if she could walk one of the dogs.
Mrs Smail said: 'We are still collecting donations but currently she is at £450 so she completed her challenge of getting over £410 and has now all together raised over £1000 for Faith.
'After her epic walk she arrived running to the finish line and asked can I walk a dog.'
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Eleanor who lives with her family in Bernard Road, Gorleston, is already working on her next project to provide a goodie bag for each animal at Christmas.
Eleanor volunteers at Faith most Sundays helping out with the animals and providing comfort for dogs who may never have known any.
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