Disney favourite helps Sheffield woman raise money for Syrian refugee children

Donna Fyfe and her daughter Isabel
Donna Fyfe and her daughter Isabel
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Disney favourite Frozen helped a Sheffield woman raise nearly £3,000 to help young Syrian refugees.

Donna Fyfe, aged 32, from Crookes, who dresses up as characters Anna and Elsa at children’s parties, held a Frozen family fun day after being moved by the plight of young children forced from their homes in Syria because of a deadly civil war.

Donna Fyfe and her daughter Isabel

Donna Fyfe and her daughter Isabel

Her event at Wesley Hall in Crookes attracted 160 families keen to raise cash for the youngsters, with cash to be donated to Save The Children’s Child Refugee Appeal

They watched Donna, who lives with husband Richard and children Isabel, four and James, two, perform songs from the popular film and money was also raised through face and nail painting, new and used toy and book stalls, a craft stall, cakes and refreshments on sale and a bouncy castle.

The money taken on the day was boosted by online contributions, which are still welcomed.

Donna said: “I was overwhelmed by how well everything went and delighted to have raised so much.

“I am thinking of organising one next year but I think a larger venue might be a good idea.”

Richard said: “Just like many other parents, Donna had seen all of the horrifying images on the news about the refugee crisis in Syria, the heartbreaking image of Aylan Kurdi’s body washed up on a Turkish beach being the one that we all remember. She then decided that she wanted to do something to help the refugees.

“Looking through the charities currently raising funds for this cause Donna decided that Save The Children’s Child Refugee Appeal was the most suitable home for the money raised. “Obviously the crisis in Syria is terrible for all but the plight of the children in region seems to stoke the emotions more than anything else.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/Frozen-Family-Fun-Day to donate cash to the appeal.