Andrea Childs, who has previously raised over £1,000 for Cure Leukaemia selling sunflower seeds, has recently set herself a brand-new challenge to raise funds for the charity, and has been busy making snowballs.

After being stuck in a ski-resort with a broken arm and thumb, Andrea decided to put her time and good arm to use and vowed to make 1 snowball for every £5 donation that came in.

After just 5 days, she had managed to raise £734, and made an incredible total of 136 snowballs, all one-armed. She did get paid by several friends to stay inside, rest and keep warm!

Andrea has previous raised over £1,000 for Cure Leukaemia when she started selling sunflower seeds last summer, and she has since sold hundreds of seeds in memory of her daughter, Beth Childs, and in honour of all the other children they met when Beth was receiving treatment at the Young Persons Unit in Birmingham hospital.

Andrea said that she was spurred on for this particular challenge was after hearing some sad news about a friend’s son, who was treated in the same Young Persons Unit as her daughter was.

Whilst she may have returned from her skiing trip and has finished making snowballs, Andrea is back selling sunflower seeds again.