A RINGWOOD pupil decided to design a fundraising challenge and raise money for Autism Wessex to help her cousin, who has the condition.

Nine-year-old Jemima Urquhart-Barham wanted to raise funds for the charity that offers specialist services to anyone affected by autism and associated difficulties.

She designed a treasure map and sold squares to staff and pupils at her school.

Jemima said: “I enjoy fundraising and plan to do more for Autism Wessex in the future. I have lots of ideas and have organised a small fundraising committee in school.”

Paul Reade, community and events fundraiser for Autism Wessex, said: “The charity relies heavily on fundraisers like Jemima so we can continue the excellent work we do with people affected by autism.

“We would like to thank Jemima for designing this fundraising challenge for Autism Wessex and would like to keep in touch with her and hear her ideas for future fundraising.”