Fife woman makes 26 cardboard homes for children’s charity

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An East Neuk woman has built 26 cardboard houses to raise money for a children’s charity, as part of the 2.6 challenge.

Shelagh Lamb, a member of the Children 1st East Neuk Action Group, has raised £1681, at the time of writing, for the charity, which aims to prevent the abuse and neglect of children, to protect kids and keep them safe.

She said calls to the charity’s parent line has risen 150 per cent since the beginning of the lockdown.

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“They are trying to support families however they can,” Shelagh explained.

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“We want people to be safe in their own homes.”

Keeping with this theme, Shelagh decided to make 26 cardboard homes.

“I collected cardboard from the bin, my neighbours and local shops,” she explained.

“Initially I was doing it myself, but I found it was taking too long. My children helped and we got it done by 9pm. It was fun but it proved to be hard work.”

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She did this as part of the 2.6 challenge, which was started after the London Marathon was cancelled, raising funds for charities that would have benefitted from the run.

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/shelagh-s-2-6-challenge.

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