A YOUNG girl who suggested her family help raise money for victims of the Nepalese earthquake is thrilled with the result.
Isabelle Stanley, 7, was “overwhelmed” by the $175 earned selling knitted scarves, mittens and beanies at Saturday’s Hastings Community Art and Craft Market.
Her mum, Kerry Sorenson, had earlier knitted herself and Isabelle matching scarves when her daughter, who attends Crib Point Primary School, said to her: “Let’s knit some more, sell them, and send the money to Nepal.”
The idea escalated and with help from family, friends, and knitters from local churches, about 70 scarves of all colours, shapes and sizes were sold. The money will go to Nepal via TEARS Australia.
Ms Sorenson said Isabelle was thrilled with the amount raised. “She said ‘wow’; she was overwhelmed. Tomorrow (Tuesday) she is doing a presentation at school to tell the class about the project. She was stoked.”
Any remaining scarves, mittens and beanies will be sold at Langwarrin craft market on Saturday 11 July, at the school, or through Ms Sorenson on 0424 375 006.
Isabelle’s grandmother June Coster has another reason to be proud: “When my daughter [Kerry] gave me some scarves my four-year-old grandson, Zayne, asked me why I had them. I explained about the earthquakes and how people had nowhere to live and not much food; that they had lost everything, and he said he had some money in his money box at home and to send it to them so they can buy some food.
“I am a grandmother who is very proud of her grandchildren.”