Lily takes girls’ plight to Number 10

A SCHOOLGIRL from Wargrave made a special delivery to 10 Downing Street last week, as she added her voice to a campaign to raise awareness of the kidnapped Chibok girls in Nigeria.
Lily Emmett, 11, was part of an 18-strong delegation of hope, made up of Girls’ Brigade members, leaders and supporters, went to London to present Cards of Hope created as part of a national campaign run by the youth organisation.
The girls presented 219 cards to Baroness Joyce Anelay at the UK Foreign Office, while another 219 were delivered to the door of Number 10, where the group met Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne the day before he gave his Budget speech.
Lily attends the 5th Reading Girls’ Brigade company and read a poem she had written to Baroness Anelay.
Proud Mum Vicki said: “Lily was thrilled with how the day went – she really hopes that the cards continue to raise awareness that the girls are still missing.”

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Phil Creighton

Editor of The Wokingham Paper, and has worked in local journalism for more than 20 years including the Wokingham Times, Bracknell Standard and Reading Evening Post. He's also written for computer magazines, The Baptist Times and, to his delight and probably not yours, interviewed several Doctor Whos.

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