An adorable five-year-old girl has been bringing smiles to her neighbourhood after going on daily walks in fancy dress to raise money for a children’s mental health charity.
Little Jasmine Holt has been determined to walk at least three to five miles each day in “snow or rain” as she wants to make sure that everyone is happy.
The thoughtful girl told her mum Abbey Mills, 32, that she never wants “anybody to be sad” and hopes that her daily trips will bring some joy to people’s days.
Her neighbours in Westhoughton, Lancs., have spotted her skipping and strutting dressed as a doctor, a rainbow and even a poo – as she says “it’s okay to feel like a poo sometimes”.
She drags her mum on two to three walks a day and hopes to walk roughly 30 miles by the end of Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 which ends on Sunday.
She is raising funds for Place2be, a charity that provides mental health counselling and support for schools.
So far she has smashed her goal of £150 by nearly ten times after raising more than £1,000 in just a few days.
Jasmine said: “It’s okay not to be okay and if you feel like you’re not okay it’s most important to talk to somebody.
“It’s okay to feel like a poo sometimes.
“I just want everyone to be loved. I never want anyone to be sad.
“I want people to know how amazing they are.
“We need to go out so we can help people in rain or snow.”
Her proud mum Abbey said she’s been crying for days as she couldn’t be prouder of her little girl – even when she dressed up as a giant poo.
Abbey, who is a single parent to Jasmine and two two-year-old twins Sophia and Emilia, said that the charity meant a lot to her as she struggled with mental health issues in school.
The service manager said: “Mental health in children is so important, especially this year.
“She’s only five but she’s the kindest soul, she always tells me how she never wants anyone to be sad.
“She’s the kindest soul and she just wants to make people happy. She’s very aware and educated about what’s happening.
“The other day she dressed as a giant poo. She said it’s okay to not feel okay and sometimes you feel like a bit of a poo.
“It was one of the proudest moments of my life as a mum to see her dressed as a poo. I was just crying all day.
“I struggled with mental health as well so this is a cause which is so important to me, and it’s clearly so important to Jasmine as well.”
The pair even braved the snow for 30 minutes as swathes of the North West saw heavy snowfall blanket its roads.
Abbey said that Jasmine would not let a bit of adverse weather stop her while she was on her mission.
She said: “It snowed very heavily, and she got up and put her costume on and said we’re going out because we’re helping people.
“I’m exhausted but she’s always dragging me out. She keeps telling me to do one more mile, one more mile. Snow or rain, she doesn’t care.”
You can donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jasmineroseh