By Rachael Grealish
A three-year-old girl from Egremont has raised over £3,000 to show support for NHS and frontline workers in Copeland.
Lola Shutt, with the help of her parents, has been raising money to buy chocolate and wine for the ‘unsung heroes’ during this COVID-19 crisis.
Speaking to Lola’s dad, Daniel, he said: “Lola loves to help others and she is so caring anyway. She thinks it’s great that so many people are wanting to help and she’s loving all the little letters from people that live around us. It is certainly making Lola happy.”
Along with delivering wine and chocolates – which all have a specially designed sticker on by Lola – every Thursday after the one-minute #ClapForCarers at 8pm Lola gets her neighbourhood up and dancing on their doorsteps with music playing from her front garden.
“All music we play is for our key workers and each song will relate to our unsung heroes working on the frontline,” Daniel said, “But it also lifts people’s spirits at a time when people are stuck in their homes.”
Although Lola and her family don’t have a personal connection to the NHS workers Daniel said their whole family and community just want to show how much the NHS is appreciated.
He said: “We have all needed our fantastic National Health Service at some point in our lives, we feel this is a good enough reason to show our support at such a worrying time for all NHS staff.
“I’m sure we are not on our own when we say they are all doing a fantastic job and are leaving their homes and families to help save the lives of others. We just wanted to show them how much our community appreciates their hard work and dedication.
Lola will continue to raise money and help her dad, safely, deliver these treats to frontline worker across Copeland as long as she can – lockdown certainly won’t keep Lola down.