Mansfield Woodhouse girl raises money for King's Mill Hospital
Lockdown in March meant schools closed and children were suddenly plunged into the unknown of home schooling and being isolated from their friends.
But one girl from Mansfield Woodhouse decided to use her time wisely to raise money for the local children’s ward.
Daisy Mckie is just 10 years old and attends St Edmund’s C of E Primary School.
She decided during lockdown that, after struggling to engage with her home schooling, she would use her time to help others and put her time into something selfless.
She used her natural talent making face masks by hand and donated every penny made to the children’s ward at King’s Mill Hospital where she had previously been a patient.
Selling her masks for just 2 each, Daisy raised almost £350 and bought new baby toys that the ward had said they needed.
Her proud Mum Hannah explains: “Daisy was so proud of herself knowing that the children who were in hospital would get better quicker if they had the new toys she got for them.
"She worked so hard during lockdown and we couldn’t be more proud.”
Daisy’s father Neil Mckie is currently raising money for the NHS himself by starring in the ‘Naked for the NHS’ calendar and is extremely proud that his daughter is following in his fundraising footsteps.
He said: “Her teachers at school and all her family proudly wear her masks, we cannot wait to see what she achieves next.
"The nurses on the ward arranged a special presentation at King’s Mill, so she presented donations and gave the nurses some of her masks.
"We’re so proud.”