Annie, 12, gives up chocolate for charity, raising funds for hospices

JCoSS pupil is supporting the North London and Noah's Ark hospices through her confectionery-free challenge


Annie Miller has earmarked a Cadbury Dairy Milk bar for consumption on New Year’s Day, having given up chocolate for the entirety of 2019 to raise more than £1,000 for charity.

The 12-year-old JCoSS pupil, who will be batmitzvah at Barnet Synagogue this month, is supporting Noah’s Ark children’s hospice and the North London Hospice, where her beloved grandma Melinda Lewis died in 2012.

She has also been donating a chocolate hamper to charity each month so others can benefit from the confectionery that that she has forsworn.

Annie said she wanted to help Noah’s Ark because “however ill the children are, they deserve to be able to play and to enjoy themselves. Noah’s Ark gives them that opportunity.”

Her mum Nicola added: “The batmitzvah and the party, that’s all for Annie. But it’s fantastic that she’s thinking for the whole year about people less fortunate.”

Annie’s head of year at JCoSS, Debbie Kaye, described her as “an amazing student. Her selfless act is one of real kindness, putting others firmly before herself.

“We could not be prouder of her — and the wonderful message she sends out to others.”



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