AFTER discovering the positive work Breast Cancer Care WA does for people affected by breast cancer, Burns Beach 12-year-old Lottie Forsyth decided to help.
The St Simon Peter Catholic Primary School student’s aunt has been battling the disease for several years and Lottie was researching the charity for a school project.
She wanted to raise money, so she started organising a quiz night for fellow students during the recent school holidays.
“I thought everyone would enjoy that,” she said.
Though she had some help from her parents, Lottie approached businesses for donations, sold tickets and secured the free hire of Currambine Community Centre from the City of Joondalup.
More than 80 children attended, resulting in $1832 raised for the organisation.
“It was a great turnout, it was more than I had hoped,” she said.
“I felt proud of myself, I was proud I raised that amount of money for this great cause.
“It was a lot, a lot of planning but it is something I’d want to do again.”
Lottie said she faced challenges while organising the event but believed it was a great opportunity.
“You can learn a lot from it. Bad things will happen; you just have to persist with it all,” she said.
“I would encourage people to do it; it is a good experience and you feel good afterwards.”