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Fundraiser nominated for Young Citzen award for helping raise over £76,000 for children’s hospice

12:00 30 August 2014

Isabella Field receives the Young Citizen Award as she raised £76,000 for Haven House Hospice.after the death of her sister Molly.

Isabella Field receives the Young Citizen Award as she raised £76,000 for Haven House Hospice.after the death of her sister Molly.

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A nine-year-old girl who caught the fundraising bug early in life has been nominated for the Young Citizen award after helping raise over £76,000 for a children’s hospice.

Since her sister Molly died of a brain tumour in 2010, Isabella Field and her mum have worked hard to raise money for Haven House Children’s Hospice on High Road, Woodford Green, and have become some of the most successful fundraisers for the charity.

Molly was eight years old when she died and since then Isabella and her mum, Mel, of Darnley Road, Woodford Green, working under the banner Molly Field Productions, have raised thousands of pounds to fund care at the hospice which costs £3,835 a day.

Isabella said: “I feel proud of myself for it and now I feel like I can do something more as well.”

Over the past few years Isabella has helped her mum in every fundraiser by selling raffle tickets “because no one says no to her”.

That is if she isn’t performing in one of the shows that Molly Field Productions puts on to raise money for the hospice.

At just six years old Isabella organised her first solo charity fun day and raised over a thousand pounds through the event which included a bouncy castle, stalls and an Easter egg hunt.

Isabella delegated friends and family members to different roles to make the day happen, organised borrowing the bouncy castle from a school friend’s dad, conducted a raffle and did a speech on the day.

She wrote a handwritten letter to Kraft Foods, owners of Cadbury’s, explaining what she was doing and they donated hundreds of Easter eggs to the event meaning everyone went home with one.

Her mum, Mel, said: “She has more guts and tenacity than anyone.

“She is a very strong and very special little girl.”

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