Helping out: Rylii Best, 3, Karli Best, 8, Cloe Townsend, 6, and, at back, Skye Best, 6, with some of the pictures they drew to raise money for flood victims.
Helping out: Rylii Best, 3, Karli Best, 8, Cloe Townsend, 6, and, at back, Skye Best, 6, with some of the pictures they drew to raise money for flood victims. John Gass

Kids sell drawings to raise funds

HAYLEE James simply thought her daughters were playing with the neighbour’s kids – little did she know they were selling their drawings to raise money for Queensland’s flood disaster victims.

“We just thought they were all out playing together, and then they’ve come back with all this money.”

Haylee’s daughters Karli, 8, Skye, 6, Rylii, 3, and their friend Cloe Townsend, 6, spent Thursday afternoon raising $85 for flood victims by selling their own drawings to people in the neighbourhood after Karli saw footage of the flood disaster on television.

“My Karli is very much like that; she loves the RSPCA, and always comes up with ideas of how to help people,” Ms James said.

“They all just loved it, knowing they’re helping people; just walking around with their drawings and a sign on a money box.”

“Where we live is a really nice little area of Cudgen and we know all the neighbours.

“As much as it makes a good story, now people will recognise the girls and know their money really went to the cause.

“I’ll be taking it to the Commonwealth Bank to donate when I do my banking.”

Karli has also done fundraising for breast cancer and thinks helping people is “really good”.

“I saw it all on TV and I was going to do some drawing and then I thought that I wanted to help and I could sell them,” she said.

The girls sold more drawings in Kingscliff yesterday.



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