Charity begins at school

A local schoolgirl has started her own fundraising drive for two good causes. Mya Patel, a Y8 student at Wolverhampton’s Royal School, organised a non-uniform day and a samosa sale, raising £600 for Danny Batth’s Foundation DB and Cure Leukaemia.

Wolves captain Danny Batth, who established Foundation DB to raise money and support for three good causes, came to meet Mya and accept the cheques on behalf of both charities. Mya first met Batth in 2015, when he was selling The Big Issue for the homeless in Wolverhampton town centre – since then, she’s been following the inspiring sportsman’s work.

“As a Wolves supporter, the recent illness of our goal keeper Carl Ikeme with leukaemia inspired me to arrange a non-uniform day along with a samosa sale with the help of my family,” explains Mya. After this year’s success, Mya says she plans to do it again next year to raise even more money for Foundation DB.

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