Eight year old Amelia Smethem has raised £250 for local charity Treetops Hospice Care through a fundraising event she held in memory of her late granddad.

Amelia, from Belper, received counselling support from Treetops after her granddad, Arthur, died last year.

Treetops really helped me so I wanted to help them

Amelia explained more:

“Treetops really helped me so I wanted to help them.

“I held an event in my nana’s garden and my family and friends came. I made hearts, heart wreaths, dog bandanas and cakes – it took me about two months to sew everything.”

I think my granddad would be very proud of me

Amelia raised £500 in total which she split between Treetops Hospice Care and Cancer Research.

“Both charities mean a lot to me. I feel very proud and happy and I think my granddad would be very proud of me and say ‘Wow, that’s amazing’.

“I’m already starting to sew things for my next fundraiser!”

She is one in a million

Amelia’s mum, Lisa, is incredibly proud of her daughter:

“She is so kind and thoughtful and has put so much effort into it all. She is always thinking of others and loves to give back.

“At Christmas, she wrote her list to Santa and asked him to leave one present off and donate the money it would have cost to charity. She is one in a million and  I know she will continue with her fundraising and is determined to make a difference.”

Treetops provides nursing care and emotional support for adults with life limiting conditions living in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Treetops services include Support and Information, a Day Care Unit, Hospice at Home nurses and Therapeutic Services including counselling, art therapy and complementary therapy.