Seven-year-old girl hands out goody bags to homeless in Birmingham after raising £370

A seven-year-old girl from Birmingham has been handing out goody bags to homeless people on the streets of her city.

Skyla Edwards was so upset at seeing a homeless person in the street whilst out with her mother that she decided to help them.

She set up a fundraising page online and used the money to create 20 goody bags.

Skyla handed out 20 goody bags to homeless people Credit: Denise Eden

The goody bags included toothbrushes, toothpastes, hand sanitisers, lip balm, packs of tissues, socks, hand-warmers, gloves, sanitary towels, body spray, £5 food gift cards, mints, sweets and chocolate.

Some also included dog toys and a dog treat. Tesco donated winter hats for the goody bags.

The contents of one of the goody bags Credit: Denise Eden

On Skyla's JustGiving page she wrote "Seeing [homeless people] in dirty clothes and looking hungry always makes me feel sad and I don’t think it's fair. I pray for them all the time but this year I would like to go out and actually do something for them."

20 goody bags for the homeless Credit: Denise Eden
Hats donated for the goody bags by Tesco Credit: Denise Eden

Skyla's mum Denise has said they plan to hand out goody bags every year from now on.

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