Readers will be delighted to know that over the weekend, fundraising star Olivia Cowell received an £800 donation as her story was shared across Cumbria.

Olivia, a 23 year old teacher, born in Carlisle saved five schools in East Africa from permanent closure due to the coronavirus.

Her fundraising project focuses around a school named Excel Emmanuel Education Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

The idea to help the school began with a volunteering stint she did with the charity 'Porridge and Rice' in the summer of 2019.

Olivia went to Kenya for one month to volunteer - teaching the children there, preparing and serving lunches, and arranging activities.

The trip was life-changing so that in April 2020, Olivia received a handwritten letter from one of the students who she had taught, explaining how COVID-19 had caused devastation in the community and the school was forced to close.

Olivia said: "I couldn't bear the thought of somewhere so special to me closing, so I had to do something."

Motivated with the inspiration to do good for the community that touched her heart, Olivia started a crowdfunding profile which raised £700.

This later helped in the creation of her Etsy page where a total of £16,000 was raised for the schools.

Here's some of what you had to say.

Cherie Taylor, said: "Fantastic. One woman making such a huge difference."

Sue Hughes, said: "It really does go to show that small acts of kindness can go a long way."

Mark Poole, said: "This has made my day."