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Aome weaves bands for cash

Aome Williamson, 10, has been making loom bands and is setting up a stall to sell them to other pupils. She has also bought a teddy out of her own pocket money for a name the teddy game. All proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Trust as her uncle has throat cancer and is being supported by the charity.

Aome Williamson, 10, has been making loom bands and is setting up a stall to sell them to other pupils. She has also bought a teddy out of her own pocket money for a name the teddy game. All proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Trust as her uncle has throat cancer and is being supported by the charity.

Selfless Aome Williamson has been spending her spare time making loom band jewellery to raise cash for charity.

The ten-year-old spent more than four weeks making 300 bracelets, rings and keyrings to sell in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

She set up a stall at Hendal Primary School in Kettlethorpe last Friday and managed to raise just short of £100.

She decided she wanted to help the charity after her uncle was diagnosed with throat cancer and received support from the Macmillan nurses.

Aome also used her own pocket money to buy a soft toy for a name the teddy game so that she could raise even more money.

She was so pleased with her success that she will be holding another stall at the school’s summer fair today (July 4).

Nick Brewer, pupil mentor at Hendal Primary, said: “Aome made every single one of the bands, rings and keyrings herself - she spent four and a half weeks just making loom band jewellery.

“She is over the moon with how well she has done.

“It was so successful, she is going to do it again.

“All the children in school got behind Aome by buying lots of her jewellery.”

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. Visit www.macmillan.org.uk to donate or for more information.

 

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