Rose is a little gem

Rose Whelan with some of her colourful jewellery
Rose Whelan with some of her colourful jewellery

Seven-year-old Rose Whelan was given so many Loom Band kits for her birthday this summer that she decided to make and sell her own special brand of colourful jewellery to raise funds for a Pocklington charity shop.

Rose’s Loom Band Emporium was open for three hours in Pocklington’s Market Place and despite competing with the workmen installing the new electrics for the Tuesday Market, she raised £26.

She has donated the funds to the Save The Children charity shop on Market Place.

Rose said: “I really like making the ‘hexafish’ style bracelet, but they take ages, so I have been making lots of barefoot sandals, bracelets and necklaces with charms on.”

“I wanted to support a charity that helps children who have nothing.”