Ballyclare girl raises over £1,000 to help African children with eye disease

A generous Ballyclare schoolgirl has raised over £1,000 to help children in Africa who are at risk of losing their eyesight after being moved by a television appeal.

Annie McFall (9) organised a cake sale last month to collect donations for the Sightsavers charity.

The kindhearted Fairview Primary student was inspired to carry out the effort after seeing a clip on television which showed children in Africa suffering from Trachoma.

The appeal stressed that children were at risk of losing their sight, but that the condition could be cured if funding was available.

Annie conducted the effort on June 19.

Annie, who lives in the Victoria Road area of the town decided to host a cake sale, but due to Covid-19 restrictions, was unable to stage the event until Saturday, June 19.

Her aunt produced a flyer to advertise the sale and residents from Ballycorr Road and Riverdale Park were invited.


Relatives helped bake treats for the sale and the well-supported initiative raised £1,035 for the worthy cause.

Annie wishes to thank everyone who supported the event.


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