Generous Sheffield two-year-old girl leaves mum stunned with heartwarming Easter egg gesture

Being kind is one of the best lessons you can learn in life and little Alice Cleverley can teach us all a thing or two.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 7:55 am

Alice is almost three years old and was worried that some boys and girls wouldn’t get Easter eggs.

So the caring tot and her mum Lauren set themselves a challenge for March - to raise as much money as they can to buy Easter eggs as a treat for those who can't afford them.

The mum and daughter team have been making bracelets to help the Baby Basics charity donate chocolate eggs to children in Sheffield.

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Alice Cleverley is almost 3yrs old and was worried that some boys and girls wouldn't get Easter eggs. So with the help of her mum Lauren Swann she had made bracelets and sold them to raise money for Baby Basics Sheffield. Alice is pictured with Cat Ross CEO of Baby Basics. Picture: Chris Etchells
Alice Cleverley is almost 3yrs old and was worried that some boys and girls wouldn't get Easter eggs. So with the help of her mum Lauren Swann she had made bracelets and sold them to raise money for Baby Basics Sheffield. Alice is pictured with Cat Ross CEO of Baby Basics. Picture: Chris Etchells

They asked friends and family to sponsor them, and have raised more than £500 so far and delivered Easter eggs, toiletries and other bits to Baby Basics Sheffield on Monday.

Lauren, 27, said: “Alice and I were having a chat about her being really lucky that she has all these toys and some other little girls and boys don’t have any. We were saying that she could give some of her old ones away.

"She said ‘Yes I’d like to give the other little girls and boys my old toys.

Alice Cleverley is almost 3yrs old and was worried that some boys and girls wouldn't get Easter eggs. So with the help of her mum Lauren Swann she had made bracelets and sold them to raise money for Baby Basics Sheffield. Picture: Chris Etchells

"And I told her it was Easter and she was going to be really lucky because we buy her lots of Easter eggs. She said: ”I know why don’t we buy Easter eggs for all the little boys and girls who don’t have any too.

"She is a little sweetheart.”

“So I made some bracelets and we went online and she chose what charms she wanted on the bracelets – she chose little bee ones. We made all these bracelets and it kind of went a bit crazy.

"To be honest I didn’t think we would raise that much money.”

Alice Cleverley is almost 3yrs old and was worried that some boys and girls wouldn't get Easter eggs. So with the help of her mum Lauren Swann she had made bracelets and sold them to raise money for Baby Basics Sheffield. Picture: Chris Etchells

They bought 230 Easter eggs and spent about £200 on other things for Baby Basics and donated and donated another £280 to the charity, plus £100 to little leukaemia patient Azalia Cain on her Gofundme page.

“I’ll definitely be doing something like this again with Alice if she wants to,” said Lauren. “She is such a kind-natured girl.”

Baby Basics is a volunteer-led project aiming to support new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby.