‘I am proud of her’ – Girl, 9, tried to sell toys in street to help children with cancer

Isabel Small
Isabel Small

AN ULTRA-PROUD mum has praised her young daughter who is single-handedly fundraising for children with cancer.

Lindsey Small, 30, was stunned to find that her daughter Isabel, aged nine, was in the street outside her house, trying to sell her own toys.

Lindsey, who works in conveyancing and lives in Seaton Carew, said: “When we went inside, she got upset and explained that she wanted to raise money for cancer research.”

Lindsey said the inspiration for her daughter’s fundraising was because Isabel had been close to Hartlepool youngster Daniel Sullivan who had died in 2012 aged seven after a battle with an aggressive form of leukaemia.

“Daniel was someone she was very close to and the cause was always in her mind,” said Lindsey.

It led to the mum-of-two and her daughter planning a charity day at Stranton Primary School, in Southburn Terrace, where Isabel is a pupil.

The funday will run from 10am to 12pm on Sunday, June 22 with a Teddy Bear’s picnic as well as Isabel having a sponsored hair cut.

Her hair will go to the The Little Princess Trust which provides wigs to children across the UK and Ireland that have sadly lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

Admission is £2 per child which includes food and a drink. There will also be stalls, a chance for people to pot their own sunflower, a raffle, and a tombola.

The funday attractions will also include a bouncy castle, face painting, air brush tattooing, a candy floss machine and character photographs.

Proceeds, including the admission fee, will go towards cancer research. Money raised from the tombola will go towards the Freeman Hospital teenage cancer section in Newcastle, and Isabel’s hair will help children with cancer.

Lindsey, who is married to Jason Small, 29, who works at Nissan. She also has another daughter Gracie, aged three.

Lindsey said: “I am so proud of her for thinking of doing this and for thinking of having her hair cut to support the Princess Trust.”

Lindsey would love to hear from more people willing to support the day of activity at Stranton Primary School. Anyone interested in finding out more, and those wanting to give their support, can contact Lindsey on 07939 840334.