TWO mini traders set up stall in their street to raise much-needed cash to help disadvantaged kids.

Inverkip youngsters Eva Kelly, 10, and pal Roisin Devlin, seven, sold crisps, juice and other goodies to other youngsters in their neighbourhood all summer.

At the end of the holidays they collected their takings and donated the cash to Children in Poverty Inverclyde.

Eva Kelly, who stays in Inverhouse Gardens, Inverkip, said: "We set up a snack shack selling crisps and sweets.

"We went round our neighbours selling stuff at first then we set up a stall in our garden.

"We also had a slime stall as well.

"It was good fun.

"We really enjoyed selling everything and raising money for charity."

The girls managed to raise around £50 for the good cause, which lays on holiday breaks for needy families, funds a Christmas toy appeal and arranges panto trips.

Eva, a pupil at Cedars School in Greenock, and Roisin, who attends St Columba's in Kilmacolm, were determined to support the charity.

Roisin, who has previously raised money for it by selling her toys, said: "We sold lots of food this time.

"It was great fun and people were very generous."

Her mum Mariessa, a local businesswoman, has been a big supporter of Children in Poverty and was delighted to see her daughter and Eva doing their bit too.

Proud mum Mariessa said: "We had to stop them going to the neighbours' doors and encouraged them to set up a stall instead!

"They did a roaring trade.

"We are very proud of their efforts and Pat Burke from the charity was delighted."

So far this year Children in Poverty has sent around 200 children and their families on holidays to Hunters Quay in Argyll and Bute and Wemyss Bay Holiday Park.

The charity has also been awarded funding from the Scottish Government's Better Breaks scheme to offer respite breaks to pupils from Craigmarloch and their families and is currently gearing up for the busy festive season ahead.