A Walsall College learning facilitator keen on crafts has used her skills to make keepsakes for staff and raise money for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity.
Hayley Ashcroft has made over 60 origami hearts over the course of four or five days and invited sponsors for them on Facebook, offering them for a minimum donation of £1.50 each. She has now raised a total of £162.50.
“I love crafts and I had so much pretty paper that I decided to do something with it,” said Hayley. “I’m not a seamstress so couldn’t make gowns for the staff, so I sat watching TV folding the paper, then I put the hearts on Facebook and people went mad for them. It’s also great for your mental health with not much else to do with our spare time at the moment.”
Once she had made them, Hayley personalised each heart with the name of the person who had made the donation and added their names with an old typewriter she kept at home.
Hayley also wanted to do something for the Trust as a thank you for the treatment her relatives received over the years.