Olivia’s egg-cellent Easter aid

A kind-hearted schoolgirl is making hundreds of Easter goodie bags to give to Black Country Women's Aid.

Olivia Cartwright, aged eight, of Willenhall, is making Easter gift bags for children supported by Women’s Aid
Olivia Cartwright, aged eight, of Willenhall, is making Easter gift bags for children supported by Women’s Aid

Olivia Cartwright, aged 8, from New Invention in Walsall, is aiming to put together 408 bags for the charity's Modern Day Slavery team.

Since January last year, the Corpus Christi-student has been helping the community through her Facebook page Olivia's Closet.

She set up the page after the former soup kitchen she volunteered at, Champions Church in Netherton, was forced to close due to coronavirus.

Olivia said: "I like doing this to help people who don't have anything.

"We gave out toys at Christmas and they got hampers. For Easter they will get Easter goodie bags."

Olivia Cartwright, aged eight, of Willenhall, is making Easter gift bags for children supported by Women’s Aid

Her mother Gemma Wainwright, 38, added: "I am so incredibly proud of her.

"We are making 408 Easter egg bags which will have Easter eggs, colouring books, felt tips, colouring books, fillable eggs, sweets and lollipops.

"It is going out to the Women's Aid for their Modern Day Slavery Team for all the children.

"She started off to the church which had a soup kitchen.

"Liv had a great idea of filling our car boot with items of clothing [for those using the kitchen] but because Covid closed the church, we approached other groups to help and the Women's Aid liked what she was doing."

Anyone who is interested in helping Olivia's cause is asked to visit her Facebook page Olivia's Closet or email oliviascloset2803@gmail.com.

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