Caring Meira (7) gets card happy for charity

Meira and her brother Alfie
Meira and her brother Alfie

A KIND-HEARTED Milngavie schoolgirl raised £50 for children with cerebral palsy by selling handmade Christmas and birthday cards.

Meira Jardine (7) of Kersland Drive, learned about the work of Bobath Scotland Children’s Cerebral Palsy Therapy Centre through Milngavie Girls’ Brigade.

It inspired Meira, her brother Alfie (5) and several friends to create the cards, which she sold to passers-by outside her home.

She also collected flowers from the family’s garden, which she wrapped and sold to generate cash for Bobath.

Her money will be donated to the centre at Port Dundas, which provides vital therapy to hundreds of children with cerebral palsy from all over Scotland.

Meira and her mum Lindsey Cairns visited the centre recently to tour the facilities and hand over the donation.

Lindsey said: “We are extremely proud of Meira, and are grateful to everyone who contributed to her fundraising appeal,“This was not something I asked her to do, but she was determined. It was great to visit the Bobath centre – it is a fantastic place.”

Clare Lappin, head of fundraising at Bobath Scotland, said: “We are extremely grateful to Meira and her friends for taking the initiative to raise funds for our charity.

“It is always heartening when individuals – particularly children such as Meira – demonstrate their support and make a difference to the lives of children with cerebral palsy and their families.”