An animal sanctuary is saying thank you to two young guardian angels who have donated £300 to help keep it running during the coronavirus crisis.

Ebonae-Rose, seven, and Summer Meeks, five, from Crawshawbooth, have been creating hand-made spiritual keepsakes during lockdown, which have been sent out to nurses, police officers, ambulance staff, firefighters and nursing homes.

The sisters started a Go Fund Me page to help raise money so they could carry on making the crafts and support local charities, and have decided to donate £300 to Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary.

Mum, Tracey Meeks said: “Having a dad who is a fireman, a grandma who is a nurse and an auntie who is a paramedic, Ebonae-Rose and Summer decided they wanted to spread a little love, hope and positivity in these times of worry by making beautiful guardian angels and sending them to NHS staff, key workers and those on the front line.

“Ebonae and Summer have made over 3,000 so far that have been posted all over the country with hand written letters inside explaining their meaning.

"As well as sending hundreds to NHS staff working within our local hospitals and various hospitals up and down the country, the girls’ angels have travelled as far as Northern Ireland, Spain and Australia.

“The girls are animal lovers, especially Summer who has a love for horses, so they decided to donate some money to help Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary."

Sanctuary Manager Karen Weed said: “In these uncertain times, all fundraising efforts on our behalf are gratefully received and we love our guardian angels from Ebonae-Rose and Summer.”

To help the sisters continue making their guardian angels, head to their Go Fund Me page here.