Burnley girl’s labour of love in memory of gran

10 year old Sidney Capstick from Cliviger making loom bands

10 year old Sidney Capstick from Cliviger making loom bands

  • Burnley girl makes loom band figures in memory of grandma
  • Her grandma died from cancer at just 57
  • The primary school pupil (10) has set herself a target of £200
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A young Burnley girl is making loom band figures to help raise money in memory of her grandma.

Sidney Capstick’s grandma, Jacqueline Nutter, died from cancer last month aged just 57.

Despite her tears, Sidney wanted something good to come out of the situation

Dad Jon Capstick

The heartbroken 10-year-old,a pupil at Whalley CofE Primary School, wanted to do something to help support others fighting the disease and began using her own pocket money to buy boxes of loom bands.

She then began creating a whole host of figures including Frozen’s Elsa and Olaf, Minions, Smurfs and Kermit the Frog raising £105 in donations for Cancer Research and MacMillan.

Proud dad Jon Capstick, Cliviger, said: “Sidney took the news badly. She has lost family and family friends during recent times and was obviously upset at starting the new year with yet another loss of someone so close.

“Despite her tears, Sidney wanted something good to come out of the situation and decided she would raise some funds to make a donation to those who helped the most.

“I work for Endsleigh Insurance in Burnley who are a subsidiary of Zurich. Zurich Community Trust (ZCT) run a scheme for employees and their children where they apply 50% matching on the money you raise (up to a maximum of £500 per event).

“Sidney is extremely motivated and has revised her target to £200 (plus £100 matched by ZCT) for the remainder of the year.”