POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 45 BIG heart, little girl New Glasgow Lola Timmons is a typical five-year-old girl. She loves to dress in bright, gauzy princess gowns and wear sparkly tiaras or colourful ribbons in the halo of curly brown hair that frames her little cherub face. She loves animals – especially sharks – and takes great delight in playing with the family dog, Eades, as well as visiting the gold fish in the pond beside her house in Union Centre. Her bright blue eyes dance with fun when she talks excitedly about the baby sister who is due to make her appearance in the next month or so. And, to coin a phrase, Lola has a heart as big as all outdoors. And her generosity would melt even the hardest of hearts. “Hi, my name is Lola Timmons. Please help me raise money for Big Brothers and Big Sisters so kids can have a mentor. Thank you.” This is the simple message – delivered with a little bit of conviction and a whole lot of charm – by Lola, on YouTube. Lola and her team – New Glasgow Regional Police, where her parents Claire and Harvey are both police officers – are looking to raise money for the local Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake Fundraiser. Her team goal is $1,000. While not exactly clear on what a mentor is, Lola knows what having a mentor means to a child like her. “Mentors help kids learn,” she explains with a little shrug. This year marks the second year for Lola’s fundraising. She had so much fun doing it last year that she was quick to take up the challenge again. “Lola has always been kind and considerate – especially to the kids with special needs in her class – and I attribute it to her pre-school, Spring Garden,” praises mom Claire. Lola Timmons, 5, is raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County's Bowl for Kids Sake event on April 12. Posted on March 13, 2014 Jackie Jardine, The Advocate “She is charitable in other ways, too. Last year on her birthday, she asked her friends for donations to the SPCA instead of gifts for herself.” Her dad, Harvey, who is a former Big Brother and knows the value of the program says, “We’re trying to raise her right and teach her to give back.” It is a family motto, it seems, since Claire is a member of the Kinette Club of New Glasgow and has been with MADD Pictou County for more than a decade, Lola is also a member of the police Relay for Life team and helps out at the food bank, and all three of them are participating in the Bowl for Kids Sake event on April 12. Lola, it seems, is simply irresistible. Currently, she is the third top money raiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County. Visit her YouTube video to see for yourself, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hayEcvNeSKc. To make a donation to Lola, visit http://www.bbbsofpc.com, click on the Bowl for Kids Sake link and look for Lola’s name on the right side of the page.