Macie Edkins-Wherry and her mum Dana, have been putting their time in lockdown to use by raising funds for those in need.


An Isle of Wight teenager who has become well known across the Island for her fundraising efforts has launched a new raffle which is set to benefit 4 Isle of Wight charities.

Macie Edkins-Wherry has used her time in lockdown to help others, with her projects so far including raising over £2,000 to support the introduction of a new mental health support room for students at Carisbrooke College. More recently, Macie was celebrated and thanked by the former High Sherriff of the Isle of Wight, Caroline Peel, for her efforts.

The latest mission will see prizes donated by local businesses and bought by Macie herself (from the money earned from her paper round) raffled off for cash in a bid to support KissyPuppy, Isle of Wight Defibrillators, and Newport Carnival.

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Some of the money will also be sent towards the running total for the creation of the new mental health support room at Carisbrooke College – which thanks to Macie’s previous efforts is just £900 away from its £3,000 target.

The raffle is to be drawn on 31st May on Facebook Live, and tickets will be available to buy for £1 each or £5 per strip. Find out how to get involved here.

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