A LOCAL lady has used her creative spirit to raise money for a charity close to her heart.
Carol Burrell, 62, makes hand-made greetings cards, for birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas, and sells them around the town in aid of Macmillan.
Carol donated £1,000 to Macmillan last week, the second time she has raised that amount through the sale of the cards.
“I started making the cards after my father died of cancer, he had a lot of help from Macmillan,” said Carol, who lives with her husband Derek.
“I try to get to £1,000 raised before I donate it to the charity, and I raised the same amount about the same time last year.”
The cards are made by Carol in a dedicated corner of her home on Bempton Drive, and sold at Bridlington Hospital, 4paws on St George’s Avenue and Garlands Newsagent on Promenade.
“I make them at home because I have rheumatoid arthritis, so some days I can make two and on others I can make up to eight,” Carol continued.
“I’m still making them and any money that we raise in the future will still go to Macmillan. I’d like to say a special thank you to Bridlington Hospital and the other shops for allowing us to sell our cards in there.”
Representatives from Macmillan visited Carol this week to collect the funds.