Girl raises money for disabled children’s play scheme

First published in News Borehamwood Times: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

A young artist has created a wall hanging to help raise money for disabled children.

Amber Bright, 12, designed the wall hanging feature to raise money for the Noah Ark’s Playscheme, based in Borehamwood, which provides care for children with disabilities during the Easter and summer holidays.

Amber, who will celebrate her Bar Mitzvah this year, asked her friends and family to donate money and draw their interpretation of the Noah’s Ark story onto each panel.

She said: “I wanted to do something that would help the scheme. It’s something really close to my heart and the work they do there is really important.”

Amber raised more than £100, which has been spent on arts and crafts for the children.

Mayor of Hertsmere Peter Knell visited the scheme today and viewed the artwork.

He said: “The work done by the staff at this playscheme is absolutely fantastic. It gives vital respite to families and gives the children lots of great activities. That’s why the work Amber has done to raise money is so important.”

The playscheme has been running for 12 years and provides children from Hertsmere with a range of activities including trips to a pet shop and bowling, as well as games and crafts, while providing respite for parents and siblings.

The scheme is run during the Easter and summer holidays and has up to 20 children at each session.

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