Rosie, 5, is a tiny treasure

13/1/12'Rosie Ellis-Dean washed-up for her mother, amongst other things, for Save The Children. She lives in Warners End, Hemel Hempstead.
13/1/12'Rosie Ellis-Dean washed-up for her mother, amongst other things, for Save The Children. She lives in Warners End, Hemel Hempstead.

PINT-sized Rosie Ellis-Dean will be having tea with the mayor after raising hundreds of pounds for charity doing good turns for friends and family.

Five-year-old Rosie, of Merrow Drive in Warners End, saw an advert on TV for Save The Children and was so touched she decided to go on a fundraising drive.

She earned a fiver by drying up cutlery at the Sunrise Cafe in Stoneycroft, washed the family dog, did drawings for people and performed her own zumba dance for her poorly sister.

The youngster also gave cuddles, sang happy birthday to dad Ryan, helped with the washing up and made Christmas decorations and cards.

Mum Sandie said: “She saw the orphan children and said: ‘Can’t they come and live with us?’

“She said to my mum: ‘Can’t one of them sleep between you and grandad?

“She took it on herself to raise some money.”

Ryan said: “I think it’s fantastic she has done something like this off her own back.”

Rosie has managed to raise £220 since her campaign started at the end of November.

Mayor of Dacorum Gillian Chapman met Rosie during an event at Bennetts End community centre and was so impressed she invited her to tea on January 25.

The invite has also been extended to include Rosie’s siblings Harry, three, and Megan, 13.

Mrs Chapman wrote in a letter to her: “I was absolutely delighted to meet you at the junior wardens event at Bennetts End community centre and was amazed to learn that you had raised such a large sum of money for the Save The Children charity.

“You have done so well with raising all this money, I wanted to say a special thank-you to you for the kindness you have shown to others.”