Beatrice gives gift of education

TEACH THE CHILDREN WELL: Beatrice Wilson, 8, (centre) with siblings Evelyn, 10, and James, 3, with items for sale this weekend. Picture: Les Smith

TEACH THE CHILDREN WELL: Beatrice Wilson, 8, (centre) with siblings Evelyn, 10, and James, 3, with items for sale this weekend. Picture: Les Smith

It is the time of year that most eight-year-olds are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa but not Beatrice Wilson.

The Collingullie student is putting others first this festive season by raising money to fund an English teacher in Cambodia for Lotus House.

“She saw an ad on television about children who were worse off than her and decided it wasn’t fair,” Beatrice’s grandmother, Margaret Whalan, said.

Beatrice has been baking and selling cakes and collecting donations and currently has more than $200.

She is holding a garage sale at Mrs Whalan’s house at 166 Forsyth Street this Saturday to raise more.

“We are very proud of her for thinking of other children,” Mrs Whalan said.

The garage sale is on December 3 from 9am to midday.

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