Eight year old Elle shows maturity far beyond her years with her dedication to supporting the homeless through her heart-warming charity single ‘It’s Christmas’. Her aim is to raise awareness for the homeless, fundraising for one of the UK’s biggest charities, Shelter.
With homelessness becoming a much more prevalent issue thanks to the UK lockdown, Elle has asked the public to show their generosity and think of those less fortunate while listening to her song, which you can watch the video for below.
Elle’s passion for helping the homeless began when she was just seven years old. After seeing a man sleeping out on the streets, she decided to give him some of her left over birthday cake and was upset to learn that he wasn’t the only one dealing with this hardship.
With too little birthday cake to go around, Elle began her mission and spent almost every Sunday delivering sandwiches, cakes and fruit to those sleeping rough, taking time to talk to them and attempting to brighten their day.
She has also helped her school organise a large donation of coats, socks, toiletries and sleeping bags that were distributed across Southampton’s homeless over last year’s winter.
Her acts of kindness have not gone unnoticed, earning her the Young Achiever Award at the 2020 BBC Radio Solent Community Hero Awards, as well as immense gratitude from those she has helped.
‘It’s Christmas’ came about after Elle’s hairdresser Saab Vancootan heard about her project and wanted to help. As well as hairdressing, Saab is a talented songwriter and asked if Elle would like to use a song she had written about her own family’s Christmas hardships.
Saab wrote the track after spending years watching her family struggle to provide their children with a Christmas like their school friends had, and thought it would be the perfect message to support Elle’s campaign.
Speaking of her hopes for the project, Elle explained:
“I just hope this song makes people think about homeless people this Christmas. It must be horrible to live on the streets and I just want to try and help them more if I can. Thank you to everyone who supports this fundraising campaign.”
You can follow Elle’s campaign and learn more about how you can support Shelter on her social media below, show as much love as you can for this amazing Christmas project!
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