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Schoolgirl turned £10 into £768 for Brighton church campaign
A seven-year-old challenged Lord Alan Sugar in the entrepreneurial stakes when she turned £10 into £768 – and then gave the money to the homeless.
Emma Nathaniel was given £10 seed capital to invest as part of St Peter’s Church in Brighton’s Grow It campaign.
Emma’s idea was to have a charity day in the garden of her home in Felbridge, East Grinstead.
Events included quad bike rides, swimming, bouncy castle, face-painting, tattoo transfers and nail-varnishing.
Emma used the £10 to buy petrol for the quad bike and generated further income by charging tickets to the woodland.
Having raised the cash, she donated it to the St Peter’s-run Safehaven charity which funds meals for 100 homeless people weekly.
Jonny Gumbel, curate of St Peter’s said: “It is amazing that Emma has done so well and it is so kind to give it to Safehaven.
“At Safehaven we give the best possible home-cooked food we can do, and make it the friendliest, most welcoming and restful environment possible.”
Jonathan Campbell, who attended Emma’s quad-biking session, said: “What an amazing day of fun and quad rides that Emma put on.
“Everyone had a brilliant day and the weather was fantastic. Emma worked very hard for several hours without a break.
“It was great to be part of such a fun-filled day and see how much money was raised by someone so young.”
Chris Lomas, founder of Grow It, added: “Emma is an inspiration to all those involved.
“Her effort will have a very positive and immediate impact on the work with the homeless in Brighton.”
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