No treats just donations please!

While most children use Halloween as a great chance to stock up on sugary sweets, two school girls used the witching hour as an opportunity to fundraise for charity!

Trick or treating with a difference; Molly Webb, 12, and Billie Elson, 13, dressed up in ghoulish costumes and armed with buckets, they knocked the doors of their neighbours.

But, when locals tried to offer them tasty treats the girls turned them down and asked for a donation to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity instead!

Molly’s Mum, Claire Webb said; “The girls have raised a fantastic £270 in total for MAA. They have collected in our local pub, spent their weekends in Sutton Coldfield town centre and they went 'trick or treating' around the local area.

Both are pupils at Arthur Terry School and the idea began as a classroom project.

The girls were set the task to campaign about a local issue and they decided that Midlands Air Ambulance was a great cause. The school project allowed them to raise money for the life saving charity, which receives no government or national lottery funding and relies solely on the generosity of the public to raise the £6million pounds needed every year to remain operational.

These girls certainly deserve top marks!

 

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Missions completed since 1991: 49,869 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts up to three horse riders each week.