Irish schoolgirl praised for making a heartfelt donation to charity
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Irish schoolgirl praised for making a heartfelt donation to charity

A YOUNG Irish girl has been praised for generously donating her Confirmation money to a worthwhile cause.

Leah, 12, wrote a letter to Down Syndrome Ireland - in which she enclosed her donation - explaining that she'd been moved by the story of a five-year-old pupil at her school.

Her letter reads:

Hello. I would like to say that I think your charity is amazing! My name is Leah and I am 12-years-old. It was my Confirmation recently and I wanted to give some of my money to Down Syndrome Ireland. The reason is in my school we do shared reading and there is a little boy called James who I was partnered with. He is an amazing little guy and he loves to hear the Mr. Men stories. He is a little messer sometimes and he jokes and has a laugh with us. He is 5 and in Junior Infants. I thought instead of giving money to other charities, I decided on this one because of Little James. I think what all of you do is brilliant. So on behalf of me and James, THANK YOU! From, Leah.

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A spokesperson for Down Syndrome Ireland told Her.ie: "All of us in Down Syndrome Ireland would like to thank Leah for her donation and for brightening our week with her heart-warming words."

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