Alva pupil puts talents to the test
AN ALVA Academy pupil is putting her creative talents to use by raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Lorna McKillop has been hand-making and selling her very own bracelets as part of the school's annual fundraiser, which ends with the World's Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 28 September.
The 16-year-old makes jewellery as a hobby, so for her it seemed like an obvious way to make money for the charity.
Having started during the summer with an initial target of £100, she now sits at £330 and would like to reach her new goal of £350-£400.
She explained, "I started by finding patterns on the internet, and taught myself to make them. I now also design my own.
"I work at PlayPots Ceramic Studio and Cafe in Stirling and they were good enough to allow me to sell the bracelets there. I have also sold some at the New Inn (Bristol) which is run by my father, and at the Prudential, where my mother works."
The Tullibody teen believes in fundraising for good causes.
She said, "I think it's important to help worthwhile causes like Macmillan. Most of us know someone who has been affected by cancer, so it's definitely easy to be motivated.
"This is the first time that I've been so heavily involved raising money for charity, but I've donated before."
The 6th year pupil will continue to sell the bracelets, priced at between 50 pence and £2.50, until the school's annual coffee morning at the end of the month.
This article appeared in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 12 Sep 12
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