TWO sisters from Horrabridge used lockdown to raise money for charity by taking part in a sponsored read.

As Annaliese Griffin, seven, and Louisa Griffin, five, have not been able to attend Horrabridge Primary School, they tried to read through over 60 Mr Men and Little Miss books to raise money for Shelter — a charity supporting homeless people and those in vulnerable housing.

The girls got the idea after they slept overnight in a tent in their back garden with their mum, Catherine, who said: ‘The girls were talking about how much fun it had been to sleep in a tent but how cold it had been in the night and the conversation turned to people who have to live a tent as they don’t have anywhere else to live.

‘Straight away, Annaliese and Louisa wanted to do something about this.’

Both girls love to read and have 66 books from the Mr Men and Little Miss series, so they set themselves the challenge of reading their way through all of them.

Their dad Phil set up a fundraiser for them on Facebook with an initial goal of raising £150, but that target was reached within 48 hours.

Phil added: ‘We are so proud of Annaliese and Louisa.

‘The fundraiser is still active so they are very excited about how much the final total might be.’

As of last week, Annaliese had read 24 Mr Men and Little Miss books and Louisa 11.

Anyone who would like to contribute to the sponsored read can find the fundraising page at 71