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.