- Jenny Kenyon is on a mission to protect sea turtles and penguins
- She collects plastic as part of her campaign to raise awareness about the danger it poses to the environment
- Jenny also wants to clean beaches and bake cookies for cops during her holidays
A five-year-old girl in Claremont, Cape Town, wants to use her holidays to to clean Cape Towns beaches and bake cookies for police officers.
The girl, Jenny Kenyon, is no stranger to big-heartedness. For several months now, she has been running a campaign to raise awareness on the danger that plastic poses to owls, sea turtles, and penguins.
Jenny set herself a target of collecting 100 cubic metres of recycled plastic by Christmas, Cape Times reports. She has already raised 105 cubic metres so far.
The Owl Rescue Centre picks up Jenny's plastic collection regularly and transports it to its Pretoria depot. Jenny's mom, Kath, praised her daughter for the initiative:
If she can do something so small that makes a difference (to the environment and quality of life of animals), then everybody else can.
The young girl began her campaign when she learned that a sea turtle had eaten plastic. However, Jenny wants to do more.
Her new mission now is to keep Cape Town's beaches clean and to reward cops with tasty cookies, Briefly.co.za learned.
Her brother, 12-year-old Matthew, is similarly involved in charitable initiatives. His boy scout group recently donated 49 Christmas parcels to the Little Brinks NPO.
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