Sheffield calendar girls with a difference

Daisy Coe, Nuala Teather, Lois Springthorpe
Daisy Coe, Nuala Teather, Lois Springthorpe
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THAT Theo can certainly draw a crowd.

And here is The Children’s Hospital Mascot with three fans who can draw a bit too.

Pupils from Greystones Primary School hope to have their drawings displayed in homes across the country after illustrating a fundraising calendar for The Children’s Hospital Charity.

The children’s artwork for the 2013 calendar is now being displayed at Sheffield Children’s Hospital for patients and families to enjoy and can be bought from the charity’s new online shop and at Matalan stores across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

Eight-year-old artist Lois Springthorpe, who drew a festive picture for December, said: “When I was younger I came to the hospital because I have asthma and had a wheezy chest.

“The doctors and nurses were all really friendly so it wasn’t scary like I thought coming to hospital would be.

“I know that the calendar will raise money for other children that use the hospital and I think that is great. I really like drawing so it’s cool that I could help by doing something so fun.”

Daisy Coe, eight, said: “I drew a cat for the calendar because they are one of my favourite animals.

“It’s really exciting to see my drawing on the wall in the hospital and to know that it will be on show in people’s homes.”

Art printing company GB Eye supported the children by printing and framing their drawings for the exhibition.

Nicola Hallam, product and marketing manager at GB Eye, said: “The Children’s Hospital Charity is a cause very close to my own heart. I have been diabetic since the age of three so I spent a lot of time here growing up.”

Paul Bell, Matalan senior store manager, said: “Everyone seems to have a personal connection to the charity, whether it’s their child, a friend’s child or themselves. It is a great charity.”

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