A young girl from Croxley Green is helping raise essential funds to support people in Ukraine by creating handmade arts and crafts.
Carys Jones, 6, has raised more than £350 so far by making cards and resin bookmarks at home for friends, family, and members of the wider community, in exchange for a donation to the Red Cross Ukraine appeal.
Carys’ dad, Sam Jones told CROXLEYNews: “As soon as she heard what was going on she was desperate to do something to raise money and help others.
“Carys went out and picked some flowers which we dried in her flower press before putting them in the resin bookmarks.”
He added that Carys’ is extremely grateful for all the support she has received from friends and family, along with support from the Kitchen Croxley and her church family at All Saints’ Croxley Green.
“Carys and I have been overwhelmed with the support from local people – many who we don’t know have donated via The Kitchen shop in Croxley. Carys had a lovely letter from one person saying how amazing what she was doing was and that even though they didn’t know her they were proud of her too.
“As a parent I am so proud of Carys. She ambitiously set her target of raising £100. I’m not sure she quite understands what an achievement it is to have raised so much money. It has been lovely to see other children in her local rainbows group (3rd Croxley Green Rainbows) also raising funds with garden tabletop sales and cake sales.”
To donate to the Red Cross Ukraine appeal directly visit donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-crisis-appeal