Ciara’s pet food spree boosts Pet Pals shelter

ELEVEN-year old, Ciara Bedser, has shown her generosity by recently buying R9000 worth of pet food for animal shelter, Pet Pals.

THAT’S A DEAL: Ciara Bedser, 11, left, buys R9000 worth of pet food for Pet Pals at OK Foods. Ciara started her own small business named Big Heart, Small Hands in order to raise money for the animal shelter Picture: MADELEINE CHAPUT

After visiting Pet Pals with a friend, Ciara, was moved to help out in any way she could.

“I saw how many animals kept coming in and I realised that they are going to need so much dog and cat food, so I decided to raise money,” Bedser said.

The Clarendon Primary School pupil decided to start her own small business aptly named Big Heart, Small Hands. With her mom’s help, Ciara started making scented fabric hearts.

Selling to friends at school, family members and even from certain shops, Ciara managed to raise R9000.

“My mom taught me and helped me with the sewing, I stuffed the hearts and did the decorating,” said Ciara.

As an animal lover, Ciara plans to keep raising funds for Pet Pals and other animal shelters in East London.

“I was really inspired by my friend, Morgan Tiltman. She took me to visit Pet Pals for the first time and she brings them food almost every week. I hope I can keep helping them too,” Ciara said.


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