Peddling pebbles paid off!

HARD SELL: Ella and Scarlett Womersley who sold shells and pebbles in Filey to raise cash for famine victims. (d02081104)
HARD SELL: Ella and Scarlett Womersley who sold shells and pebbles in Filey to raise cash for famine victims. (d02081104)

WHAT started as a holiday pastime for two Mirfield girls turned into a fundraising coup for African famine victims.

While in Filey, Ella and Scarlett Womersley – along with two cousins from London – raised nearly £40 from selling beach pebbles they had painted.

The sell-out enterprise netted £35.93 for those hit by the East African drought.

Proud mum Caroline Womersley said: “It started out as a fun way to pass a little time during our trip to Filey. They collected the pebbles, painted them and decided to sell them for a good cause.

“We are so proud of them and hope it might inspire other youngsters in the area to do something similar.”

Ella, seven, and Scarlett, five, live in Hopton Lane and go to St Hilda’s school in Horbury.