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Brother and sister raise cash for NHS Heroes through pop up shop

George and Florence Bannister, aged seven and five, from Sutton Coldfield have shown incredible determination by setting up a shop outside their home and raising a fantastic £250 for Good Hope Hospital Charity.

The siblings decided to raise funds to support the NHS, and so set about selling unwanted toys and other items to their neighbours. Showing wonderful entrepreneurship for someone so young, George has been setting up his shop by 7am each day so that he can reach his target audience – dog walkers!

George and Florence’s neighbours began to donate items for them to sell, and at one stage they were selling strawberry plants.

Victoria Bannister, George and Florence’s mum, said:

We are all so proud of George and Florence for raising so much money to support our local hospital. They had so much fun running the shop and I would like to thank everyone who made a purchase or donated an item for their support.

Mike Hammond, Chief Executive of University Hospitals Birmingham Charity, said:

Well done to George and Florence, on behalf of all of our doctors and nurses at Good Hope Hospital I would like to thank them for the money that they have raised.

At this really difficult time we are so grateful for amazing fundraisers like George and Florence, whose hard work will help us to make a huge difference to our NHS Superheroes, and the patients that they are treating.

Find out more about how Good Hope Hospital Charity is supporting staff and patients here.

Photo: Florence and George Bannister, Good Hope Hospital Charity

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