Radlett girl invents number game to raise money for charity

PUBLISHED: 15:52 03 May 2019 | UPDATED: 15:57 03 May 2019

Summer Phillips with the card game she invented.

Summer Phillips with the card game she invented.

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An eight-year-old girl from Radlett has invented a card game that is benefitting disabled children across the UK.

An eight-year-old girl from Radlett has invented a card game that is benefitting disabled children across the UK.

Summer Phillips was on holiday with her family in Turkey when she was inspired by the card games she had been playing to invent her own.

Her parents were so taken by the game - Nine 2 Nothing - that when they got back from holiday they decided to produce the game through their own business. Over 1,500 packs of the number game cards have been sold in under four months.

Her father, Mark, said: “Summer has a very caring nature and she was conscious that she wanted to help others.

“She researched a number of charities that she wanted to support before suggesting that for every pack sold she would donate a pack to Caudwell Children, the national charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, to give to the children that they support.”

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Mark, 42, said: “Rest assured if we didn't believe in the game we wouldn't have produced it.”

Natalie, 37, said: “Summer loves maths at school so that possibly helped in the creation of the game.”

Summer, an avid horse rider and gymnast, enjoyed helping to design the finished product. Summer said: “Mummy and daddy have a woman who helps design pages on their website and I met her to talk about how the cards would look.

“It was really exciting seeing it all come to life and I learnt a lot about the production process.

“I couldn't believe it when the cards came out and we started selling them on Amazon, and now on our website.”

Julia Lunn, family services manager at Caudwell Children, is delighted by the success of the card game. She said: “We can't thank Summer enough for thinking about us when she was developing Nine 2 Nothing.

“We run monthly activity clubs for disabled children and we're looking forward to giving packs of cards to the children who attend the clubs.

“It's an educational game as it's extremely good for number sequencing so they'll be having fun and learning at the same time.”

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