I started Sophie's Charity Crafts when I was 9 years old, because when my brother was 4 years old he had a very rare type of lung cancer called Pleuro Pulmonary Blastoma (PPB). Which resulted in him losing half of his left lung and two ribs. If it wasn't for the work of Birmingham Children's Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, then my brother might not still be here today. Unfortunately when he was 18 years old, he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and again he fought against it and beat cancer for the second time. This time with the help of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham (as he was now an adult). This really inspired me to help all other people who are going through what my brother has been through. Then, as if what my brother had been through wasn't enough, my mum (who helps me with my charity work) developed thyroid cancer too, just like my brother. Mum is currently also under the expert care of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. This was the final thing to push me towards doing even more charity work to help others who fight against cancer. When I first started raising money I sold Scoobies and Loom bands then each year we have added new designs and ideas. Now we make a lot of pyrography boxes and I make jewellery and cards too. At the beginning I just sold my crafts at school fayres, now we go to local craft fayres the biggest being Greenfields Food and Craft Fayre which was a two day event, where I was asked to demonstrate our pyrography skills. We now have a Facebook page Sophie's Charity Crafts and our website sophie'scharitycrafts.co.uk to help increase sales and promote our crafts.
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Sophie's Charity Crafts
Sophie and Sonia Leigh
17 Ormsdale Close, Muxton
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