A heartwarming NHS fundraiser from Isaac

Date: Friday 1st May 2020
Isaac Mahone
Isaac Mahone

AN Appleby Grammar School pupil has raised £160 for the NHS by sewing fabric hearts, with the money set to be donated to Appleby Medical Practice.

Kirsty Mahoney, of Scattergate Green, said her 12-year-old son Isaac had raised the money to thank NHS workers who she described as “absolute angels”.

Isaac (pictured) first began stitching the hearts two weeks ago in an activity Kirsty created for him and his two brothers, Caleb and Reuben, both aged 10.

Inspired by the fundraising efforts of Captain Tom Moore, who completed 100 laps of his garden to raise money for charity during the coronavirus outbreak, Isaac decided to sell the hearts he made to family and friends.

Using spare materials and fabrics from around the house, the hearts are costing Isaac nothing to make and take around 15 minutes to create.

They have then been put online for sale via Facebook marketplace for £2 and he has already made to order an amazing 80 hearts, raising £160.

Kirsty, who works as an employment adviser in Carlisle, where Isaac’s dad, Damon Mahoney, lives, said: “I’m extremely proud of him. He’s got a very good heart and he does tend to put other people first.”

Kirsty added that Isaac was shocked with how many hearts had sold and had been “astounded” when they collected more than £30 very quickly, let alone having now reached £160.

The money will be given to Appleby Medical Practice and Kirsty said: “We feel that, with what’s going on at the moment with coronavirus, they need money for personal protective equipment and just to help them because they are absolute angels and deserve better conditions and better pay.”