Milton Keynes teenager raises hundreds for children's charity

The 15-year-old is raising money for Together for Short Lives

A teenager from Milton Keynes has kept herself busy during the coronavirus pandemic by organising fundraising activities to raise money for charity.

Peaches Goyen, 15, gained a place in the Miss Junior Teen Great Britain final representing Milton Keynes, and decided she wanted to do something positive by raising money for Together for Short Lives - the charity Miss Teen Great Britain supports.

She has raised over £600 and her fundraising activities include a bake sale, a raffle at The Lowndes Arms and selling sweet cones in her village.

Peaches has raised hundreds for Together for Short Lives

Peaches said: "I have been very lucky to gain a place in the Miss Junior Teen Great Britain final, it’s given me something to look forward to and aim towards during the coronavirus pandemic.

"Doing something positive by raising money for such a good cause has given me a goal and kept me very occupied during these strange times.

"I’ve already done a couple of fundraising events, and also joined the just giving team, and I have raised £642 so far.

"I have done a bake sale, raffle and sold sweet cones, I was also kindly donated a lot of chocolate bars and gift sets from the chocolate gift company to sell at a local music event, once we go back to school I am planning to do some events there as well.

Peaches has been doing bake sales, raffles and selling sweet cones to raise money

"Together for Short Lives helps families with very sick children get the help and attention they need, any donations would be greatly appreciated."

Peaches is raising money for charity