Bishop's Stortford College student Rebecca Towns supports Isabel Hospice
A 14-year-old student at Bishop’s Stortford College is using her artistic talents to raise money for Isabel Hospice.
Rebecca Towns began supporting the charity when she was head of the Maze Green Road institution’s prep school and decided to continue as part of her work for a bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
The Stortford teenager designs and makes a range of greetings cards and banners to sell, which can be personalised to order.
Rebecca, who has just finished Year 9, is a budding entrepreneur, according to proud mum Jane.
As part of her award challenges, she had hoped to volunteer in the hospice's charity shop in Bridge Street, but the coronavirus crisis forced a rethink.
As part of the DoE scheme youngsters have to learn or develop a skill, so Rebecca chose to use her love of calligraphy to boost the charity instead during lockdown.
Renee Friend, Isabel Hospice’s volunteer co-ordinator, said: “We are delighted and extremely grateful that Rebecca, such an enterprising young lady, has decided to continue with her support of our Isabel nurses and family support team here in Bishop's Stortford and wish her every success.”
Rebecca hopes to sell her cards at events for the good cause. They are also available direct, with all proceeds going to the hospice.
The cards measure 10cm by 10cm and cost £1 each or £5 for six. Garlands cost £1.50 each or £5 for four. To order or to find out more, email email@example.com.