Girl donates to Letchworth hospice in memory of grandfather

Ella felt it was only right to donate the money she made to the hospice

Ella felt it was only right to donate the money she made to the hospice - Credit: Archant

A 10-year-old girl has donated all the money she made selling bracelets to the Letchworth hospice that cared for her dying grandfather.

George was a regular gym goer until he became suddenly ill

George was a regular gym goer until he became suddenly ill - Credit: Archant

Ella Carolan gave the £157 raised from her handmade loom bands to the Garden House Hospice, which looked after George Robinson leading up to his death in October.

The 83-year-old had been diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer linked to exposure to asbestos, two years earlier.

He spent the last days of his life being cared for at the hospice, which serves North Herts and Stevenage.

Ella’s mother Andrea said: “Ella idolised her grandad, they had a special bond with her being the youngest grandchild.


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“He would mess around and play tricks on her. George was such a character.

Speaking of the care her dad received, she said: “The hospice did a wonderful job looking after him in his last few days.

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“Without these hospices, people wouldn’t be able to get the comfort and care they need in their final hours.

“We feel very proud of Ella, and she feels happy knowing that the money has gone to a good cause.”

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