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Colourful fundraising idea inspired by nan

WH 120814  L to R  Daisy Harding-Evans 12, Ben Harding-Evans 9, and Aidan William Gray 9 selling loom bands for cancer research. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-141208-124055001

WH 120814 L to R Daisy Harding-Evans 12, Ben Harding-Evans 9, and Aidan William Gray 9 selling loom bands for cancer research. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-141208-124055001

AN INSPIRATIONAL trio of young entrepreneurs have raised more than £100 for Cancer Research through the selling of loom bands.

Daisy Harding, 12, Ben Harding-Evans, nine, and their friend Aidan Williams, nine, decided to raise money for Cancer Research aftervthe news that their nan, who is suffering with cancer, was past the point of treatment.

Ben said: “We have been trying very hard and we all work as a team.

“My friend Aidan suggested we make the loom bands, my sister suggested we sell them on the seafront and I said that the money should go towards Cancer Research.”

The children have set up stalls outside their house and on Goring seafront selling the bands, designed in different colours to appeal to both men and women, for 50p each.

They have raised £109 for the charity so far.

Ben and Daisy’s mum, Amanda, of Jefferies Lane, Goring, said: “It is incredible to have that awareness at their age, it is so unselfish of them.

“I’m very proud of them and they are so pleased with themselves.”

Mrs Harding-Evans said the children had been working for hours every day making the loom bands and that people had been ‘so generous’ in donating to the children’s cause.

The loom band has been a popular craze across the country in recent months, with another Goring youngster, Joshua Czaja, 10, raising hundreds of pounds for the British Heart Foundation by making bracelets.

 

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