Tim’s loom band creations raise hundreds for hospice

Tim Carter
Tim Carter

A teenager has raised hundreds of pounds with his loom band creations for St Michael’s Hospice in memory of his grandmother.

Tim Carter, 18, who lives in Hollington, St Leonards, began making loom band wristbands in August and selling them to friends and family.

Suzanne Lancaster, Tim’s mother, said: “My mother, Diane, died of a brain tumour in March this year and she was at the hospice.

“Staff there did an amazing job and Tim fundraised for the hospice in her memory. The hospice did so much for her and this family.”

Tim, who has global developmental delay, used his own pocket money to buy the loom bands, selling each one for 5p.

Back in the summer his mum urged

The response was good and Tim was able to collect a total of £577.56 for the St Leonards charity, which is based in Upper Maze Hill.

He received a certificate of appreciation from the hospice after recently presenting the money to the charity.

Tim also won an award at this year’s Hastings Youth Awards for his fundraising efforts, which were held on Sunday, November 16.

Tim said: “I would like to thank everybody who supported me in raising so much money for the hospice.”