Bolton-le-Sands six-year-old makes rainbows to buy sweets for sick children

A sweet six-year-old girl has been making bead rainbows to sell to buy treats for children in the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and for St John's Hospice in Lancaster .

Saturday, 16th May 2020, 7:00 am
Lilabelle Bibby set up a stall outside her home in Bolton-le-Sands selling rainbows and sunflowers.

Lilabelle Bibby's mum Laura Cunnington said: "It has just been amazing. We've been getting sweets delivered from the sweet shop in Kirkby Lonsdale, and Lilabelle said to me 'I'd like to get some sweets for the children's ward at the hospital and St John's Hospice. '

"She has been growing sunflowers to sell outside our house, and has made rainbows out of Hama beads(which you out on a little peg board and iron them so they stick together to make a shape). She has made over 50 rainbows so far, and some have been posted out as far as Yorkshire and Ingleton.

"We live on Main Road in Bolton-le-Sands and Lilabelle set up a little stall to sell her sunflowers and rainbows.

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Lilabelle Bibby with her stall outside her home selling rainbows and sunflowers.

"People passing by have bought some.

"We still have people donating and wanting to buy rainbows which is absolutely fantastic!

"Lilabelle has raised £232 so far it’s incredible.

"She’s going to order all the sweets she needs for the childrens ward and other wards at the RLI and for St. John’s hospice .

One of the rainbows Lilabelle has made to sell to buy sweets for children in hospital.

"She’s going be able to buy plenty of sweets to make a lot of children/people smile!!

"Whatever money she has left she will be donating to St. John’s hospice.

"If anybody would like one of Lilabelle's special rainbows please let us know.

"Thank you so much for supporting Lilabelle's fund raising it’s amazing how much she has raised, what a special little girl!

"We are so so proud.

"Also thank you for all the lovely pictures you have all sent of where you have placed your rainbows, very special.

"Keep smiling and always be kind."

Laura also has another little girl called Poppy, aged seven months.

Lilabelle is a pupil at Bolton-le-Sands primary school.

Laura said: "Each rainbow takes about 15 minutes to make and they are very fiddly. She has put a lot of time and effort into making them, helped by her daddy.

"We didn't expect to raise so much money. It's just incredible and will make people smile.

"She really has done something sweet. I'm just so proud of her."