Emily, 5, wants to help ‘people who are poorly’

Soham dolls house donation ANL-160220-112046001
Soham dolls house donation ANL-160220-112046001

A five-year-old girl from Soham has donated her dolls’ house to a hospice so it can raise money to “help people who are poorly.”

It was when Ebony Alda was two when her dad Steve got to know Bev Lorking who had been volunteering at the Arthur Rank Hospice for around ten years and who renovated dolls’ houses.

Her mum Lucy explained that Ebony already had a large dolls’ house when Bev presented her with a smaller one which fitted better into her bedroom.

He offered to restore her original larger one and Ebony then decided that rather than have two, she wanted to donate the larger dolls’ house to raise money for the Arthur Rank Hospice.

Measuring around two feet high and just over two feet wide, the house includes furniture with everything from a shower to bedside table lamps, tiny beds and miniature cups and saucers.

Dawn Easby, spokeswoman for the hospice said: “It was a delight to meet and hear about why, at such a tender age, she wanted to help the hospice.

“We hope people will feel motivated to share the story of her dolls’ house donation with their friends and people they think might be interested in bidding on it on eBay.”

The eBay sale has now ended.

Further details on the online sale are available from the hospice charity office on 01223 723186.