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Pedmore brothers get creative for charity
8:00am Wednesday 28th May 2014 in News
TWO Pedmore brothers have found a creative way of raising money for Cancer Research in memory of their grandmother.
Hayden and Ethan Dunbar-Baker have generated around £100 for the charity by making and selling multi-coloured bracelets.
The pair were inspired by their brave gran, Jan Dunbar, aged 77, who continued to volunteer at Mary Stevens Hospice throughout her battle with stomach cancer and wanted to do something for the charity following her death on May 12.
Ham Dingle Primary School pupil, Hayden, aged 10, had been making the bracelets at school but when his grandmother's health deteriorated, he decided to put his new skill to good use.
Proud mum, Sarah, of Beckman Road, said: "It came out of the blue, he said he wanted to make some and sell them for Cancer Research to let everyone know how they helped his grandma.
"When she wasn't very well, we didn't leave her side and he kept himself occupied making bracelets. Each one takes about 20 minutes to make."
Mrs Dunbar-Baker said that 13-year-old Ethan, who attends Oldswinford Hospital School has been busy helping his brother at weekends and orders for the bracelets have been flooding in.
She continued: "I'm extremely proud of Hayden and Ethan. They are selling them for £1 each and have raised about £100 so far."
Their aunt, Justine Green added: "They all loved their grandma very much and are devastated now that she has gone. They just wanted to do something to help and making these simple plastic band bracelets seemed a good idea to them. My son James, aged three, her other grandchild, would love to help but he is a bit too young."
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