A generous young Glasgow girl is planning to celebrate her birthday with a twist – by raising money for a charity that has supports her disabled cousin.

Adorable Sadie Hay has organised a sponsored walk on her birthday and is asking her friends and classmates to donate to cerebral palsy (CP) charity Bobath Scotland, instead of giving her a present on her ninth birthday.

Her cousin Noah, five, has the disability that affects movement and posture.  

The schoolgirl’s mum, Sharon, said she is “really proud” of her daughter’s kind gesture. 

Glasgow Times: Little Noah, five, has cerebral palsyLittle Noah, five, has cerebral palsy

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She said: “She had been speaking about what she wanted to do for her birthday, and out of the blue said she wanted to do something for charity. 

“And then quite quickly she realised that she wanted to raise money for Bobath Scotland because her cousin Noah goes there for therapy.”

Sadie worked on a presentation which she gave to the whole school, explaining what cerebral palsy is, inviting everyone to take part in the sponsored walk.

Sharon added: “She still thinks she is not getting any birthday presents, and she is fine with that! 

“I’m really proud of her, and I’m so impressed how she’s been involved in every step. 

“She’s absolutely delighted because a few of her friends have said that they are going to do something for charity for their birthdays now too.”

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Sadie has already raised £900 and is hoping to raise more in the run-up to the event, which will take place on November 9 in Victoria Park. 

Noah’s family live in Banff and have previously travelled to Glasgow for specialist therapy sessions.

They are soon to start therapy sessions with Bobath therapists in Aberdeenshire as part of the charity’s outreach programme. 

Noah’s mum, Heather Hay, added: “My husband and I both felt a bit emotional when she first told us. 

“It’s really sweet of her, and it’s superb that she has gone out of her way to do this at such a young age.”

Heather said that the sessions with Bobath Scotland have been “really beneficial” for Noah, as well as helping them be more aware of how they can support him. 

Stephanie Fraser, CEO of Bobath Scotland, added: “We are so impressed with everything that Sadie is doing and are extremely grateful for her support. 

“Raising much needed funds means that we can be here for children like Noah and many others across Scotland living with cerebral palsy who need specialist help. "

You can donate to Sadie’s fundraising page here.