Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust’s Well Wishers charity is benefitting from the amazing efforts of one young schoolgirl determined to make a difference.
Alexis Hunter had been extremely bored during lockdown. Unable to attend school and her favourite hobby of kickboxing, resulted in her mental health suffering.
However, the 14-year-old refused to let this bring her down and instead decided with the support of her younger sister Shannon, 11, to get their creative juices flowing and start a gift basket business suitable for different occasions.
She has created a public Facebook page called LuxGifts where she sells these and has also posted a competition on there where people can nominate a key or NHS worker to receive a gift basket with the nominee also receiving one!
It is £1 per entry and people are asked to comment on why they are nominating the person. Each entry receives a number with the winner picked at random.
Alexis has kindly offered to donate 75% of the money raised to Well Wishers. The funds raised will go towards the Critical Care Unit and Community Services.
She said: “I wanted to do this competition as my mum is a nurse, so I have seen how hard the NHS has worked during the pandemic. I am proud of everyone, including doctors, nurses, office staff, support services – too many to mention.”
As well as this Alexis has also donated one of her wonderful creations which was the prize for first place at the Well Wishers Charity Easter Bonnet parade for staff today.
Alexis and Shannon’s younger sister Georgina who likes to be known as “G” judged the entries and chose Volunteer Administrator Jan Martin as the winner.