Mollie-Anne, 8, makes face masks to raise money for cancer charities helping her granddad
An 8-year-old girl is making face masks to raise money for the charity treating her grandfather’s cancer.
Mollie-Anne Horner is doing something positive in these hard times, by making and selling masks for the coronavirus pandemic and donating the proceeds to Macmillan and Cancer Research.
The idea came about when Mollie-Anne and her family found out that her grandfather is fighting cancer again after two previously failed remissions.
Macmillan and Cancer Research are two of the charities helping her grandfather through his treatment, so Mollie-Anne decided she wanted to raise money for them.
Over the last week she has been visiting her grandmother, who lives in Featherstone, to learn how to use a sewing machine to make the masks.
Mollie-Anne’s mum, Kerry Horner, said: “Our whole family was hit with the blow of Mollie-Anne’s granddad getting cancer, it’s the third time over the last six years.
“Now Mollie-Anne is that age where she understands it more, and she wanted to help pay for medicine to make him better.
“She came up with the idea of making face coverings to raise money for Cancer Research and Macmillan, as they’re supporting us through it all.”
Touched by her daughter's kindness and initiative, Kerry bought her a sewing machine she could use at home to make the masks with.
Kerry says that she and Mollie-Anne's dad, Kevin, are very proud of their daughter.
The masks are being put in cellophane bags and attached with a special tag, also made by Mollie Anne, before being left for collection or delivery.
The masks are being sold for a minimum donation of £1, In just over a week Mollie-Anne has raised over £100.
Kerry said: “Mollie’s getting really good with the sewing machine, she’s a lot better than me.
“Her little brother, Ellis, is a bit young to understand it all, but he has been helping her with the masks by choosing and passing her material.
“It’s been particularly hard for us and the kids, because their granddad has gone into isolation for his operation next week.
“But she’s an amazing girl, it makes me cry thinking about how caring my daughter is, she’s always been so kind and sensitive.
To donate to Mollie Anne’s cause and purchase a mask, please email Kerry at [email protected]