ONE Hampshire schoolgirl has already captured hearts with her crusade to help the homeless.
But this Christmas eight-year-old Halterworth Primary School pupil Elle Holdaway has gone one step further, releasing a single to raise awareness of the issue and raise funds for Shelter. 
It’s called It’s Christmas and a percentage of all money raised from downloads and views of the accompanying video will go directly to the homeless charity.
It all started for Elle, from Chilworth, after seeing a man sleeping rough when she was seven. Elle was determined to do what she could to help. From telling her mum and dad she wanted to find that man and give him some of her left-over birthday cake, she soon found out there was more than one person sleeping rough and not enough slices of cake to go around.
 Since that day, almost every Sunday Elle has gone out with her mum Lisa in all weathers around the streets of Southampton to share sandwiches, cake and fruit with those sleeping rough on the streets, letting them know that they aren’t forgotten.
 Elle has also helped with a large clothing collection at her school, near Romsey, and managed to donate coats, socks, toiletries and sleeping bags last winter.
She also scooped a BBC Young Achiever Award.
On hearing of Elle’s kindness, her hairdresser, Saab Vancootan, also a songwriter, was keen to help and based the song on previous family hardships. 
Elle said: “I just hope this song makes people think about homeless people this Christmas. It must be horrible to live on the streets and I just want to try and help them more if I can. Thank you to everyone who supports this fundraising campaign.”