A local six-year-old has been making and selling handmade bracelets, raising hundreds of pounds for Hope House Children’s Hospices.

Sophie Morris, a Year Two pupil at Whittington C of E Primary School, has always been interested in beads, but one day decided she would use them to raise money for the charity.

Mum Anna Morris said: “We were sat one day and Sophie said she would like to do something like jewellery making for a job when she grows up, she then decided she would love to make some beaded bracelets now and sell them for charity.”

Sophie has spent weeks of her time going to Oswestry Market to buy the beads and bracelets and has then sat and handmade them.

So far she has raised around £200, but she is determined to keep making more and raising more money.

Sophie decided to support Hope House because it is her school’s charity of the year, and she also is in the same Rainbows group as Amelia Thompson, who receives care at the hospice and was recently the face of its winter fundraising campaign.

“We are so proud of Sophie,” said mum Anna. “She’s done all this off her own back and just wants to keep going, it’s wonderful.”

Lynsey Kilvert, fundraiser, said: “It’s absolutely amazing that Sophie has raised such a great amount of money making these super bracelets.

“Without our amazing community and those like Sophie, we would not be able to be here to provide the care to those that need us the most. Thank you Sophie.”

If you would like to buy a bracelet for £2.50, or would like to make a donation to Sophie’s fundraising page then you can do at  www.justgiving.com/fundraising/anna-morris24