A brother and sister decided to sacrifice their birthday presents this year in aid of children in care.

Instead of their usual birthday parties this year, Elsie Parlor, seven, and her younger brother, Alfred, five, held a joint fundraising disco in Newport Pagnell.

In place of gifts, guests were asked to put a donation for St Francis’ Children’s Society in a bucket.  Donations from the night raised £260 to help find adoptive parents for children in care.

Dominik Byrne, fundraising officer at St Francis’ Children’s Society said: “The whole team was moved when we heard about this party. Although parents often generously make donations, many of us are guilty of forgetting that children are often eager to help too.

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