Littlehampton girls give up their gadgets for cancer cause

These six girls gave up technology for the day        D14221260a
These six girls gave up technology for the day D14221260a

MOBILES, laptops and television were all out-of-bounds for these charitable Littlehampton girls.

Charlie Matheson and her friends, Emily Woodroffe, Mya Pearce-Ahdoud, Lauren Searle, Olivia Jenkins and Isabel Woods all gave up their beloved gadgets for a day, raising an impressive £300 for Angmering-based cancer support group, Cancer United.

The 12-year-olds spent the day in Charlie’s back garden, in East Street, doing everything from braiding each other’s hair and colouring, to a range of crafts.

Charlie’s mum, Sandy, was very strict about the girls not using any of their favourite piece of tech.

“The only thing electrical I allowed them was the fridge,” she said.

The idea for the fundraiser came from Charlie and Mya during their Easter holidays.

As a challenge for themselves during the April break, the duo – who attend The Littlehampton Academy with the other four girls – decided to not watch any TV for the day.

“This went really well so they thought they would try and raise some money for charity,” Sandy said.

She added: “To be totally honest, I don’t think they found the actual day that hard. They all kept themselves really busy.”

The youngsters handed over the money to Cancer United on Monday.

The organisation offers a support network for those people affected by cancer.