A 12-year-old girl from Pendle has raised £350 for Palestinian victims of the Gaza conflict.

Dua Rizvi organised a henna fundraising event at Nelson Bazaar on Saturday February 3.

Being fond of henna art, she decided to use her talent to support those affected by the Israel/Hamas conflict in Gaza.

The event also featured hand-made resin creations and homemade cupcakes.

It raised £350 for the charity The Emergency Gaza Appeal @ The Welfare Association.

Her mother Nazia Shah, the director of Lancashire-based Urban Future Planning Consultancy Ltd, said: "Inspired by the plight of the Palestinian people and their ongoing struggle for justice and freedom, Dua embarked on a mission to contribute in her own unique way.

"Being fond of henna art, she decided to leverage her talent and passion to raise funds for the cause.

"Dua's idea quickly gained momentum, culminating in an event that would leave an indelible mark on her community.

"Her henna fundraising event surpassed all expectations, raising an impressive amount of £350.

"The young artist was kept busy throughout the day, adorning hands and arms with intricate designs.

"Dua’s entrepreneurial spirit and determination inspires others, both young and old, to take action and make a positive difference in their communities.

"Dua’s remarkable journey as a 12-year-old entrepreneur has only just begun.

"Following the success of her henna fundraising event, Dua plans to continue organising similar initiatives to support charitable causes.

"With her determination and entrepreneurial spirit, Dua serves as a beacon of hope for future generations, reminding us all that age is no barrier to making a difference."