A nine-year-old Brownie has achieved her charity badge in serious style by raising an impressive £200 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Inspired by a schoolfriend who sadly died at the hospice, kind-hearted Megan Walker-O’Brien organised a special Easter raffle to raise funds for the charity.

The enterprising Whitwell Primary School pupil was amazed at how many local businesses donated prizes, and before she knew it, tickets sales were soaring.

Mum Amber Walker-O’Brien, from Worksop, said: “To begin with it was just a little idea to help her work towards her charity badge, but it just got bigger and bigger.

“We were looking into which charity to support and Megan was very keen on doing it for Bluebell Wood after one of her schoolfriends passed away at the hospice.

“We never expected to raise so much so we’re very happy and very proud of Megan for everything she’s put into it."

We’d also like to thank everyone who donated prizes, took part in the raffle and helped along the way.”

Megan’s First Whitwell Brownie troupe has been meeting virtually throughout the pandemic, and she’s  very much looking forward to meeting in person again and showing off her hard-earned new charity badge.

Jason Gossop, Regional Fundraiser for Bluebell Wood, said: “Megan’s a real inspiration and should be incredibly proud of what she’s achieved in memory of her schoolfriend.

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to Megan, her family and all those who have supported her on her fundraising mission.

“Thanks to little superstars like Megan, we can continue to be there for local children and families who are facing some of the toughest times you can imagine.”

Bluebell Wood is always on the lookout for young fundraisers to join #TeamBluebell so if your little ones would like to get involved, you can find out more here.