Kind little girl


I was very proud of my daughter at the weekend (well I always am, but particularly so on Saturday) as, even though it was cold wet and windy she stuck by her plan to raise money for the Macmillan Nurses.

She had conceived her plan, entirely by herself, to gather together some of her possessions she no longer wanted and to set up a shop, outside my wife’s shop, to sell things in order to raise money for charity. She chose Macmillan cancer support because she wanted to help the people who were helping people with cancer.

A homemade sign and price list It was a cold day and I tried to persuade her to wait until another day, especially as she had her school Christmas fair that afternoon. She was adamant she would rather raise as much money as possible rather than take part in the singing she had been practicing.

All the passers by were a bit puzzled as to what she was doing so I encouraged her to explain. It wasn’t long before she, and her friend who had be co-opted in for help, were singing out loud to the all-too-few passers by that they were: ‘Raising money for the Macmillan nurses!’

After a few hours, they hadn’t sold too many of their wares, but they had raised £35.60 and rushed home to have some hot chocolate and write a letter to the Macmillan Cancer Support explaining what they had done.

What was so surprising was that she had ‘borrowed’ some price stickers from my wife’s shop and had priced up all her belongings and had a separate list just in case any of the stickers came off. Neither my wife nor I had any idea she had done this!Simon Biagi's daughter at her stall

I was watching from a discrete distance and wished I had brought something like this Dreamland Heat Pod, as I was freezing! My daughter didn’t seem to notice the cold.

Dreamland Heat Pod

Somebody had posted a mention of what they were doing on a Facebook site called ‘spotted in Buckingham’ and it got over 220 likes. I shouldn’t be surprised as I remember when my daughter was born we had a horoscope done for her and it was suggested that she would be an ideal worker for a charity when she grew up. Looks as though she’s on track!

Proud father 🙂

Simon X


  1. dee December 2, 2015 at 2:27 pm -  Reply

    what a kind little girl, you have done a great job with her Simon!

  2. AMANDA PORTER December 3, 2015 at 11:33 am -  Reply

    You have a beautiful and caring daughter. Well done her and well done you and Mrs. Biagi.

  3. Gail December 3, 2015 at 1:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi Simon,

    With all the doom and gloom around at the moment, it was lovely reading your blog. What a special little girl she is and £35.50 is a grand amount; well done girls x

  4. Christine Parker December 3, 2015 at 2:03 pm -  Reply

    What a kind heart she has … Well done for raising children who are mindful of the world around them x

  5. Sandra December 3, 2015 at 9:34 pm -  Reply

    Actions like this makes all our hard work worth it’ the proof is in the pudding’ you’ve done good there Simon

  6. Christine Scott December 4, 2015 at 8:42 pm -  Reply

    Well done to your lovely daughter for thinking of others ,its a sentiment we should all share at this time of year, xx

  7. Simon biagi December 5, 2015 at 6:18 pm -  Reply

    Thanks Dee….. I am very proud!

  8. Amanda Austin December 7, 2015 at 2:56 am -  Reply

    Aww thats just fantastic…what a kind caring heart she has-merry christmas to you and your family xxx

  9. Simon biagi December 7, 2015 at 7:23 pm -  Reply

    Thank you all Ladies for your kind responses and complements. She is a very kind girl! As an update she has decided to bake doggie biscuits and raise money for the medical detection dogs….. Better get my pinnie on!

  10. Jan December 9, 2015 at 11:09 am -  Reply

    Hi Simon, it’s said “What’s in the Trees come out in the Branches” so no wonder you have such a LOVELY little girl.Merry Christmas.

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