Camden schoolgirl hosts dazzling benefit concert to fund refugee pen-pal scheme

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Bluebelle Wednesday Karroll pictured outside the Barfly in Camden. Picture: John Macdonald-Fulton

� Bluebelle Wednesday Karroll pictured outside the Barfly in Camden. Picture: John Macdonald-Fulton - Credit: John M Fulton

Plucky schoolgirl Bluebelle Wednesday Carroll deserves nothing but praise for her tireless charity work.

The 13-year-old Camden School for Girls pupil juggles schoolwork with running a pen-pal scheme for children living in terrible conditions at a Kenyan refugee camp. But her philanthropic efforts do not end there.

She single-handedly organised and hosted a dazzling benefit music concert last month at The Barfly bar in Chalk Farm.

The night raised a whopping £1,810 to fund expensive postage fees and stationery so that the Somali refugees can send letters back to their Camden pen-pals.

The letter-writing project, called Words not Wars, earned Bluebelle a Camden Youth Award in February.

Bluebelle, of Caversham Road, said: “I thought that there is so much war at the moment, everyone is talking about it in the news. I thought it was really sad and I wanted to do something about it.”

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