Super mum-of-seven from Little Ouse designs Supershoes for children with cancer - with pugs, pizzas and flaming guitars
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A mother-of-seven who lives near Littleport is giving up her time to design special trainers for children with cancer.
From pugs to pizzas and flaming guitars – the bespoke designs by Kellie Driscoll are bringing a smile to the faces of children via cancer charity Supershoes.
Kellie, who lives in Little Ouse, has been volunteering for Supershoes for almost a year and in that time has created eight pairs of shoes.
“Being part of the Supershoes team is an absolute privilege - each shoe is painted with so much love just to bring a little smile to our super children and brighten their day,” she said.
As well as being a mum to seven children and working as a face and body painter for her company Blue Kangaroo Entertainment, in her spare time she decided she wanted to get involved with the charity too.
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Themes range from pugs and pizza to rock bands and flaming guitars, and the shoes could be heartbreakingly small if destined for a toddler, or much larger to fit a very poorly teenager.
Kellie added: “I get a brief from the Supershoes office, along with the plain trainers, of all the child’s favourite things - colours, tv characters, animals, pop groups, sports etc, and then it’s down to me to design and create something very special for that child.”
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Supershoes’ aim is to empower, and be a voice for, children with cancer. It is a national charity, sending shoes all over the country.
Its volunteer artists like Kellie are also widely spread, from Northern Ireland to Devon, with one or two in Europe too.
The charity is volunteer-led, which means that as much as possible from funds raised goes where it is needed most - to buying, creating and dispatching shoes to make sick children feel super-special at a very tough time in their young lives.
In July 2015 CLIC Sargent became an official partner, referring children to Supershoes, along with Great Ormond Street Hospital, KEECH Hospice Care and Princess Diana Community Trust.
For more information about Supershoes, visit their website: www.supershoes.org.uk and to see some more of Kellie’s work, head over to the gallery page.