Paige Sedgwick is a soon-to-be grade 5 pupil who saved all her coins so she could donate them to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.
Cape Town, South Africa (10 January 2020) – Children learn many lessons in life, most of which either come from their parents or from school. In Paige’s instance, she learned from her father.
Paige Sedwick’s father has been a supporter of the SPCA for a long time. The family have adopted many rescue animals, five in total as Paige mentions. She loves her rescues and hopes to do more for all the animals she can’t adopt yet.
After asking her parents for another dog, she was disappointed to hear a no. Instead of dwelling on it, she decided that she would adopt all the animals herself when she grows up. In the meantime, she would raise money for the SPCA so that they could care for the animals on her behalf.
Paige started collecting her coins and saving as much as possible so she could donate it. The dedicated young lady managed to raise over R700.00 which she gave them in October 2019.
The SPCA was blown away by her generosity and thanked her for her efforts in trying to make a difference.
‘Education teaches our children the importance of being a compassionate and contributing member of a society that cares for all living creatures. Paige Sedgwick is one such child who showcases the attributes of a beautiful soul that knows action makes a big difference to the lives of countless animals. This is demonstrated by her recent fundraising project, inspired by her father’s own generosity of spirit.’
Along with her donation, Paige wrote a letter explaining her reasoning behind the donation.
The reason why I wanted to save up money for the SPCA is because it’s horrible to know that some people don’t treat animals well as animals have feelings and need to be treated well.
I know the SPCA is helping a lot of different types of animals and I wanted to help them to help the animals.
I love animals so much and at my home we have three rescue dogs Leo, George, Eric and two rescue cats Tiggy and Molly.
I would love more animals but my parents won’t let me.
So until I have my own home where I can get as many rescue animals as is legally allowed I will continue to raise money for the SPCA.
My Dad has always been so generous to the SPCA and I would like to follow his footsteps with all my donations.”