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Girl, 7, raises hundreds for animals in Australian wildfires by selling juice

Bella Oakley has raised hundreds of pounds by selling juice for animals effected by the Australian wildfires. Credit: BPM Media

A seven-year-old girl has raised hundreds of pounds for animals effected by the Australian wildfires - by selling juice.

Bella Oakley told her mum Joann, 37, she wanted to help the animals by setting up a juice stand on Friday (10 January).

The youngster from Shepshed, in Leicestershire was told by her teacher that they would be raising money for Australian wildfires after taking a trip there.

Joann then posted their plan on social media asking people to come by.

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As of Sunday (12 January), Joann said the seven-year-old has already raised £300 for the wildlife charity, Wires, the largest wildlife rescue organisation in Australia.

Bella also donated the final £2 from her own piggy bank to get the final total over £300.

As well as raising money by selling juice, Bella will also be taking part in a Colour Run being organised by the school.

Her hard work has not gone unnoticed either, as Joann said that people in Australia have sent messages of support to Bella.

"We had people driving by chucking money out the window at her.

"I am surprised that this little girl has raised so much money just from selling juice.

"The charity has also thanked her for thinking them. Her stall has reached halfway across the world.

"When I asked her why she wanted to raise money she said: 'because mummy, we have to love and care for every country all over the world'.

"I am so proud of her, she is an incredible little girl and is one of a kind."

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