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A jumbo reading effort from Tala
12:00pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in Headlines
YOUNG Tala Reyes was so keen to raise money for an elephant charity that she vowed to read 30 books in a week during her summer holiday.
The eight-year-old chose proper books with chapters for the ‘sponsored Jumbo Read’ challenge that saw her raise over £600.
For two whole days she ploughed through the pages while sitting on board Yellow Buses, so generous passengers could donate money. The bus company gave her and her mum Viv Glo cards so they could travel around the network for two days.
The schoolgirl from West Moors has loved elephants since first seeing them at Paignton Zoo. For her seventh birthday she held a fundraiser for the endangered creatures instead of having a party.
The money will be going to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust that cares for elephants in Kenya.
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