Stamford girl Rosie plays her viola to help war heroes

Rosie Harey, nine, who has been busking on Stamford Meadows hands over the money to Help for Heroes Lincolnshire County co-ordinator Tessa Bruce'Photo: SM050911-021js

Rosie Harey, nine, who has been busking on Stamford Meadows hands over the money to Help for Heroes Lincolnshire County co-ordinator Tessa Bruce'Photo: SM050911-021js

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A KIND-HEARTED girl spent her summer holidays playing her viola for charity.

Nine-year-old Rosie Harvey decided she wanted to do her bit for Help for Heroes so she took her viola to The Meadows in Stamford to play.

Rosie, a Stamford Junior School pupil who recently achieved a merit in her grade two viola exams, raised £250 from about six performances.

She presented the money to Lincolnshire coordinator for Help for Heroes Tessa Bruce on Monday.

Her proud parents Celia and John, of Empingham Road, Stamford, said Rosie had been inspired by their time in the army.

Celia said: “People were incredibly generous and she raised nearly £250, which is a lot for someone her age.

“We are extremely proud of her for doing this on her own and I think she’s keen to do more fundraising.”