A pair of 13-year-old cousins from Croxley who have been making and selling NHS-themed bracelets, keychains and decorated stones to raise money for two important charities are now accepting orders by email.
Katelyn Williams (left) and Ella Rogers (right), who are both students at Croxley Danes School, began selling the endearing items around three weeks into the lockdown to get donations for Raise, the West Herts Hospitals charity, and Breast Cancer Research.
They paid for the wool materials to make the bracelets themselves and set up a stool outside their nanny’s house in Winton Drive. They are now using Scoubidou materials to make the items in rainbow colours.
Their nanny, Sandra Henderson, said: “We’re so proud of them. No one told them to do this, they just decided themselves that they wanted to do something helpful during lockdown and came up with the idea on their own.
“They also funded it themselves at the beginning, until they began making the keychains. Their parents are now helping them out. I can’t say I was 100 per cent surprised, because they’re the type of girls who go out of their way to help people – they have lovely personalities.”
Katelyn and Ella have raised almost £400 the old-fashioned way – they simply make the bracelets, keychains and painted stones, sit at their stool and advertise to passers-by. They ask only for £1 per item, though some generous customers give them up to £5.
In last month’s CroxleyNews, we gave the incorrect email details for orders. We apologise for this mistake and put the correct details below.