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Thursday, 17 April 2014

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Caring and creative Barrow girl is supporting hospice

A CREATIVE Barrow girl who has raised money for charity in her great auntie’s memory has been put forward for a Christmas award.

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NOMINATED Evie Moscrop with some of the fridge magnets she has made to raise money for St Mary’s Hospice HARRY ATKINSON REF: 50056879B003

Other nominations:
Brave Barrow boy fought back from the brink
Three-year-old Walney girl with hole in her heart ‘an inspiration to us all’
Caring and creative Barrow girl is supporting hospice
Courageous Barrow boy is so loving
Kind Ulverston girl Madeline cares for mum
Caring Barrow girl baked hundreds of charity cakes
Barrow boy inspired to help others
Brave Cumbria girl Katie up for Evening Mail award
Football-loving Barrow boy Ryan took 18 hours of surgery in his stride
Young carers from Barrow show great courage
Doctors amazed by Barrow boy Ethan’s progress
Bubbly Barrow girl Casey, four, is ‘the most adorable little girl in the world’
Generous Barrow boy Jake gives up his toys for others
Brave Jessica is nominated as a true Christmas star in Barrow

Evie Moscrop is busy raising money for St Mary’s Hospice by making and selling cheerful fridge magnets.

So far the 10-year-old from Barrow has raised £70 with her brightly-designed magnets, which she has sold to friends and family and to people at her mum’s slimming class.

Evie, a pupil at St James’ CE Junior School, fundraises in memory of her treasured great auntie, Christine Mason, of Barrow, who died in May.

Evie’s mum Leanne Moscrop, 33, of Franklin Street, said: “After losing a treasured family member earlier this year to cancer Evie wanted to raise money for the hospice to give something back and honour the memory of our dear auntie.

“She cares very deeply for others and is very compassionate for a girl of her age. The magnets she makes are very pretty and brightly coloured and instantly cheer people up.

“Evie also took part in a 5k walk this summer in aid of Cancer Research. We are so very proud of her.”

The Evening Mail has teamed up with Heath’s Toymaster in Barrow to find the area’s most inspirational boy and girl who have shown great courage or selflessness.

Our two Christmas Stars will win a visit from Father Christmas along with a host of festive gifts.

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