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Deeping St James sisters set up 'Sending a smile' iniative

Two sisters have been spreading smiles to people who are out on their daily exercise.

Holly Workman, 15, and Amber Davis-Bradshaw, 17, have spent their time in lockdown making key rings and bright Hama Bead creations with the aim to cheer people up.

Their mum, Samantha, said: “The idea started because Holly was having problems with home learning and finding being indoors difficult.

Sending a smile
Sending a smile

“She thought other children might be feeling the same so started making these Hama Bead animals and keyrings, and put them around Market Deeping and Deeping St James to spread positivity.”

The family initially posted about it on the Market Deeping Facebook group but as more people became aware of the initiative they set up their own page, ‘Sending a smile’, to give clues of where to find the creations.

The sisters are now in week four of their sending a smile mission and have left more than 300 items around the area.

Amber Davis-Bradshaw, 17, and Holly Workman, 15
Amber Davis-Bradshaw, 17, and Holly Workman, 15

Each creation takes about 30 minutes to make and comes with a message.

“The response has been brilliant and we’ve had positive feedback,” said Samantha.

“It’s so nice for children to find something on their daily walks - we’ve had lots of photos sent in.

“For a few adults they are saying the same thing. We had a gentleman who found a keyring and he said it transformed his day.”

Sending a smile
Sending a smile

She added that she is ‘so proud’ of the girls for their generosity.

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