Hospice shellshocked by children’s work

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SIX Rotherham youngsters turned a seaside summer project into a fundraiser for their favourite charity.

Katy Loring, Ava Docherty, Alice and Oliver Marshall and Georgia and Josh Bailey, aged three to 12, handpainted shells they found during their summer holidays.

The group, from Whiston, sold the shells to people in their area and also took some to Herringthorpe United Reform Church where the children offered them to the congregation after the service – raising more than £40 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, North Anston.

Nine-year-old Ava said: “We are very proud of raising this money. It was very enjoyable and we hope all the poorly children will get the care and attention that they need.”

Caroline Artschan, hospice fundraiser hospice, said: “This idea was wonderful. The shells they painted were beautiful.”