A big-hearted fundraiser is calling on people to help her make next Christmas one to remember for children with special needs.
Despite it being only March, Maria Hains, of Three Bridges, has already collected and wrapped more than 100 soft toys for children at Manor Green Primary School, in Lady Margaret Road, Ifield. But she is in desperate need of colouring books which will be wrapped for the older youngsters at Manor Green College – and she hoped the people of Crawley will be able to help. Maria’s fundraising efforts have not be focussed solely on the schools. She was joined by Mary Grace and Carol Bush when she collected money at Asda for the Friends of Crawley Hospitals. Generous shoppers donated £124 to the collection on March 6.