Girls give away their teddies in aid of good cause

Lexxi Sedgwick, eight (left) and Lucy Benson, 11, who organised a 'name the teddy' competition for the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice.
Lexxi Sedgwick, eight (left) and Lucy Benson, 11, who organised a 'name the teddy' competition for the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice.

THESE generous girls gave away their teddies to raise money for ill children.

Lexxi Sedgwick, eight, and Lucy Benson, 11, who live on the same street in Hipperholme, asked their neighbours to take part in a name the teddy contest.

Fund raising: Lexxi Sedgwick and Lucy Benson who organised a name the teddy competition for the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice.

Fund raising: Lexxi Sedgwick and Lucy Benson who organised a name the teddy competition for the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice.

Lexxi’s mum Andrea said they came up with the idea after hearing about the work of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

They chose four of Lexxi’s teddies and went round 30 houses asking people to enter their competition.

By asking for 50p a go, they raised almost £30.

Mrs Sedgwick said she was very proud of Lexxi, who goes to Northowram Primary School and Lucy, who goes to Lightcliffe Junior Infants School. She said the Huddersfield hospice had offered the girls a tour.