A 11-YEAR-OLD girl from St Ives spent 24-hours in a bath tub to boost funds for the RSPCA Ashley Heath Animal Centre.

Tiegan Dawson-Quinton took on the challenge last Monday (May 25), which has so far raised £390.

“It was very boring but it was fun,” said the St Ives Primary School pupil.

Tiegan says she “likes animals a lot” and wanted to do a fundraising challenge to help the team at the RSPCA centre look after the animals they have.

She also had to think of a fundraising challenge she could complete during the coronavirus lockdown.

“I just watched people do it on YouTube and thought I would give it a go,” added Teigan, who says she had not done a fundraising challenge like this before.

“It was really hard.”

The 11-year-old had to eat and sleep in the bath tub. And to keep herself busy says she did some reading and sewing.

She has thanked everyone who has made a donation to support her fundraising efforts.

She hopes to visit the team at the RSPCA Ashley Heath Animal Centre once the lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Tiegan’s mum Nadine said her daughter was “inspirational” in the way she carried on with the challenge despite it being a lovely sunny day and the rest of her family were playing outside.

She said: “She knew everyone was outside but she didn’t expect anyone to sit with her. She kept herself busy without any complaint.

“She said she had a really good night’s sleep.”

RSPCA Ashley Heath Animal Centre says it costs the RSPCA more than £1,500 a day to run the local centre.

Tiegan has thanked everyone who supported her fundraising challenge. She hopes raise even more money for the local RSPCA. To make a donation go to justgiving.com/fundraising/tieganbathtubchallenge