Over £1000 worth of toys are on their way to Ukraine courtesy of a 12-year-old from West Norfolk.
Archie Ruskin fundraised with friends, family and neighbours in his home village of Hilgay because he wanted to help children in the war-torn country. He said: “If it can brighten up their mood until all this stuff is over, that would be great.”
Along with his mum Claire, they spent an hour in The Entertainer shop in King’s Lynn’s Vancouver Quarter buying toys using the £1255 he had raised. Claire is very proud of her son’s efforts saying: “I never knew I could feel pride like it because he has done all this for other children. This good feeling will not go away.”
The team at The Entertainer helped the pair choose a wide selection of toys. Store manager Miranda said: “It’s good for the kids out in Ukraine and good for Archie to be able to do this too. We’ve been helping them to pick the cheapest toys possible and have been able to give them an extra discount too.”
Everything that Archie has chosen will now go to a church in Peterborough where they will be packed and then shipped to Ukraine.