TWO Sauchie sisters have raised hundreds of pounds for good causes with their crafty creations.

Sophie and Elise Hanna started painting and decorating rocks with fun designs during the lockdown, and giving them away in return for donations.

Some people placed orders for them online, and others collected them from the sisters' garden at their home in the Wee County.

Sophie, 11, initially came up with the idea, and was helped along the way by Elise, 18.

That pair have now raised £430 – and the plan is to donate the money, splitting it between the NHS and Strathcarron Hospice.

Both services helped their great grandfather, who sadly passed away in May.

Dad Derek, 47, said he and his wife were proud of their daughters' initiative and added that it proved to be a great way to spend some of the long hours during the lockdown.

He told the Advertiser: "They've decorated well over 100 rocks so far.

"Some people weren't taking them – just donating.

"But they got one order for over 35 rocks, and were taking design requests as well as using some of their own ideas."

Those designs included rainbows, ladybirds, bumblebees and even football colours.

Derek said: "Their mum and I were impressed.

"In these unknown times it's a great honour for me and their mum to think that they have done this to give something back to the local NHS workers for their amazing efforts during the coronavirus pandemic."

Derek reached out to share his daughters' work, in a bid to let everyone who donated to them know how much was raised – and thank them for the support.

And that message was echoed by Sophie and Elise themselves, who thanked all their neighbours and passers by who helped contribute towards the good cause.