‘Inspiring’ young sisters hula and chin-up their way to £1,100 for food bank

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Olivia and Amy King with Tracy Blick from the Christchurch food bank

TWO sisters have raised more than £1,000 for the Christchurch food bank by completing a 30-day challenge.


Olivia King (11) and Amy (8), who are pupils at Ballard School in New Milton, wanted to do something to help after learning about other children and their families who were struggling to afford basic supplies.

Olivia chose to do 20 chin-ups a day, while Amy hula-hooped for 20 minutes. They recently met with the food bank’s project manager, Tracy Blick, to hand over their handmade cheque for £1,100.

Tracy said: “The girls are amazing and so inspiring. I personally am overwhelmed with pride that they chose to support us and am so grateful to them.”

Tracy said the food bank had been busy helping families with not just food but also by topping up pre-paid electricity meters and furnishing properties for domestic violence victims. The food bank also delivers about 90 hot meals each week to the vulnerable.

She added: “The money that Olivia and Amy have raised will help us continue this work. I am amazed at how well they have done and am so grateful.”

To donate visit www.gofundme.com/f/chin-ups-amp-hula-hoop-for-food-bank