St Albans girls make cushions for charity

PUBLISHED: 19:30 06 July 2016

The four girls raised £720 for Keech Hospice by designing and creating more than 300 cushions

The four girls raised £720 for Keech Hospice by designing and creating more than 300 cushions


Four young girls have teamed up to raise money for charity by designing and creating cushions.

Gabriella Sweeney, Elana Connolly, Sarah Jones and Elizabeth Kennedy, all pupils at Crabtree Junior School in Harpenden, made more than 300 cushions to raise money for Keech Hospice – the charity which supports adults and children who have been diagnosed with terminal and life-limiting conditions.

The 10-year-olds spent eight weeks learning how to cut fabric and use a sewing machine to create the cushions that were all made from their own designs. They raised £720 for the hospice through donations and by selling them on a stall at the school summer fete. The money will be given to the Harpenden shop manager, Jackie Mann. Gabriella, who initiated the project, said: “What Keech Hospice do is incredible, they help to make families in a terrible situation feel supported and help them to make happy memories.

“We donated to them because we realise how lucky we are and want to help make very poorly children feel special and happy.

“Hopefully this money will help make a dream come true”.

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