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Telford youngsters an inspiration
21 Nov 2016
by Simon Alton

Two inspirational Shropshire youngsters will be bringing down the curtain on another year of charity fundraising by organising a show for the children at Hope House Hospice the week before Christmas.

Cameron and Kiya Price from Telford have been raising money for the hospice all year by doing bag packing and bucket donations.

Cameron, 13, and Kiya, 11, of Malinslee, are also arranging for Father Christmas to put in an appearance at the festive show and are contacting local businesses and organisations in the hope of getting donations to help boost the fund.

Cameron is a member of the School of Theatre Excellence (SOTE) in Birmingham and Telford Priory School Choir, and will putting on the show called Christmas Magic at Hope House on December 18.

Their mother Stacey said Cameron decided to start fundraising about four years ago.

She said: “His sister has cerebral palsy and he got the idea when he saw what she was going through. Since then they have both been involved in raising money, each year for a different charity.

“This year they have been doing bucket collections and bag packing and the idea is to present a cheque to Hope House on December 18 – the same day as the show.

“We are hoping local firms and organisations will help out with donations and are promising any firms that help out a mention in the programme for the show.”

One of the companies happy to donate to the cause is Shropshire taxi firm, Go Carz.

Area director, Cindy Wilday, said: “We were delighted to help out last year and have done so again this time. It’s an amazing story and extraordinary how passionate these two children are to help others.

“These two youngsters are an inspiration to us all and to come up with such great fundraising ideas to help other people. To think about the less fortunate in our society at such an age is truly remarkable.”

Cameron’s mum, Stacey, added: ““Since they started with the fundraising, Cameron and Kiya have raised thousands of pounds for various charities.

“They have both been nominated in this year’s Pride Of Shropshire awards, and I am so proud of them.

“I would like to say a big thank you to all of the businesses who have helped, including Go Carz and Jules convenience store in Hadley who have been a massive help with donations throughout the year, and in other years.”

Cameron and Kiya Price.

Cameron and Kiya Price.