A four-year-old has raised the volume during Thursday’s claps for carers around the country – after handcrafting hundreds of rainbow tambourines for charity.
Little Sia Kohli started making rainbow tambourines for her schoolmates after her own tambourine broke during a lively and vigorous clap for carers celebration.
But the artistic four-year-old has now made roughly 300 cheerful instruments for people across the country.
The adorable tot had hoped to raise £100 for the brave NHS staffers but smashed that target by a staggering 4,000 percent – aftering raising over £4,000.
The hardworking girl spends each weekend painstakingly painting around 140 paper plates with rainbows – of which the colours she says she never forgets.
She then attaches the two paper plates with strings and four bells to complete the instrument.
Little Sia, from Guiseley, West Yorks., said: “I’m really happy because I’m making rainbows for the NHS.
“They are keeping us safe and it’s important to show love.
“I never forget the colours of the rainbow. They are red, orange, green, blue, purple.
“I love painting so much.”
Proud mum Natasha says she’s not surprised by “kind” Sia’s determination during these tough lockdown months.
The optometrist said: “Initially she just wanted to do something nice for the NHS, she’s quite eager and excited and wants help out.
“We’re out as a family every Thursday night clapping and Sia’s got her little tambourine but it broke.
“We made her a new one and she decided she wanted to make some for the people on our street and for her classmates.
“It started like that but suddenly it spread and spread and now we’ve been sending tambourines all across the country.
“She’s not very musical but she is quite creative and she loves painting.
“She told me she just wanted to help and how could you tell her otherwise.”
They have bought 300 more plates and the workaholic tot is prepared to pull weekend shifts until the orders stop rolling in.
The married mum-of-one said: “We’ve gotten orders from friends, family, strangers, GPs, nurses – just about everyone has been ordering them. It’s been wonderful to see.
“I’m very proud of her, as a mother to see a kid be so determined in doing something for others – it’s amazing.
“And she loves reading all of the messages and she gets so enthusiastic about it all.
“It’s easy to see the negative in everything that’s happening, but Sia has been so inspiring with her infectious positivity.
“She has no plans to stop anytime soon, so I’ve got to keep buying more plates.”
To support Sia or order a tambourine contact firstname.lastname@example.org or you can leave a donation on her JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sias-rainbow-fundraising.