TWO generous and talented teenagers have raised more than £250 for charity by selling homemade Christmas cards in a Belper shop.
Twelve-year-old Madeleine Tizard, of Duffield, and her friend Amy Lister, 11, of Findern, have been making the cards in aid of Homeward Bound, an animal rescue centre in Barrow upon Trent.
They sold them in Boots, on King Street.
Nicole Tizard, Madeleine’s mum, who works in the store, said: “The response has been amazing. Initially I thought we would raise about £20 or £30, but we have made £256 so far.”
They also did a fancy-dress horse ride in Findern, raising about £400.
Nicole added: “I am so proud of Madeleine and Amy. They have put their heart and soul into this. And the people of Belper have blown me away with their generosity and their positive comments!”