Pupil raises thousands for ‘bail’

2016-12-06 06:01
Photo: supplied Toys R US mascot Geoffrey the Giraffe presents Ella-Rose Minnie with her TRUper certificates for spending 24 hours in a cage to raise funds for the KLoof and Highway SPCA.

Photo: supplied Toys R US mascot Geoffrey the Giraffe presents Ella-Rose Minnie with her TRUper certificates for spending 24 hours in a cage to raise funds for the KLoof and Highway SPCA.

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ASEVEN-YEAR-OLD girl’s tenacity and love for animals led her to confine herself to a cage for a day to raise funds for her furry friends at the Kloof and Highway SPCA.

Ella-Rose Minnie, a Grade 2 pupil at Hillcrest Primary School, participated in an anti-animal cruelty campaign by locking herself in a socialisation cage overnight to promote awareness of the plight of abused animals.

Despite being cautioned by her parents about the huge responsibility she would be undertaking by participating, Ella was determined to spend the allotted time in the enclosure to do her part for the SPCA animals.

The animal lover and her mother Bridget, and Gypsey, a dog from the SPCA, spent 24 hours in the cage raising R8 000 in “bail money”, which was donated to the animal protection organisation.

So passionate was Ella about the cause that after completing the 24-hour confinement, she refused to leave Gypsey at the SPCA and convinced her parents to adopt the dog.

Known affectionately as her family’s “Dr Doo Little” child, Bridget says Ella has always exhibited a love for animals.

“She often wonders around the garden talking to our animals and is incredibly diligent in feeding our chickens and bunnies. Although feeding the animals is her ‘chore’, she never complains about doing it,” says Bridget.

Ella’s commitment to the SPCA’s campaign earned her the title of this week’s TRUper at Hillcrest Primary School - a child who is recognised for displaying exemplary qualities and being a role model to his or her peers.

Ella was one of four who was named Hillcrest Primary’s TRUper for her efforts and stands a chance of winning a limited edition
PlayStation console in the national competition on 9 December.

“We are extremely excited about the TRUper campaign because it recognises good behaviour and deeds among children.
“We believe it is important to
encourage children to always do their best,” says Nicole Annells, Toys R Us South Africa marketing manager.

“We are so proud of the inspiring stories that are being showcased through the TRUper campaign and commend selfless youngsters like Ella, who are such wonderful examples to others,” says Annells.

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