8 March 2024

Helpful little hands

Ten-year-old Charlotte Hussey wants something better for people less fortunate than herself and she’s making sure that what she has done, and will continue to do, will be a change for good.

Charlotte is a pupil at Columba College in Dunedin, a Presbyterian school with strong links to Presbyterian Support Otago (PSO). That link is strengthened further through religious education classes where pupils learn about the work of PSO.

“I chose to raise money for PSO because they have done a lot of good work with children and families,” 
says Charlotte.

That and a love of Christmas, inspired Charlotte to do something special. She learned that children just like her often go without, so the youngster took on the challenge of raising money for PSO. 

Charlotte sprung into action and the ideas started flowing! A website was created called Helpful Little Hands where people could make a donation (and still can).

Helpful Little Hands

Charlotte also baked and decorated cupcakes, made lolly cake, meringues and tan slice and while the temptation to sample the delicious delights was a little too strong at times, she still sold her sweet treats at school, raising almost $2,500!

And it doesn’t end there! Charlotte has plans for doing even more this year by raising money so children have access to digital devices at school so that they can learn in the most effective way possible.

Charlotte’s empathy and kindness will go a long way to helping children who are supported by PSO.

“We are so grateful to Charlotte for supporting our children’s programme which rely on donations. If you would like to help, please consider donating to support our services" - Jude McCracken, Support Engagement Manager, PSO.

* Charlotte Hussey of Dunedin raising funds for children’s programmes at PSO.

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