A NEW project is underway at Naomi House and Jacksplace Hospices for children and young people in Sutton Scotney.

The Play team at the Hospices set up a scheme at the start of the summer, where the young people make their own products and gifts and then sell them in order to raise money for the charity.

The scheme has so far raised £170 through selling the various homemade products made by the young people at Jacksplace on a stall at the Charity's open day in September.

Claire Floyd from the Play Team at Naomi House said: “The enterprise scheme gives young people the opportunity to not only enjoy making things, but to also get a kick out of raising money from them. The project helps to get all of our guests excited, involved and stimulated, even those who are particularly unwell.”

Sue Denny, a volunteer at the hospices who once a week helps the guests to make their own jewellery, soap, and chocolate lollipops, said: “Whenever I had gone into hospices to do my jewellery workshops I had seen first-hand how much wonderful craft work was being done with the children and young adults.

“When the Enterprise Scheme came into practice we all had a great time and everyone got involved. I believe that we could carry on in this vein as I think the craft work was very well received by the public.”