A BASINGSTOKE schoolgirl has made hundreds of keyrings for NHS workers during the pandemic.

Amelia Mcarthur, 9, from Popley has made over 100 ‘kindness keyrings’ and raised over £200 for the NHS.

She is a third of the way there to meeting her target of £600.

NHS workers, family and friends have been posting on Facebook, sharing their packaged keyrings.

A personalised note in a brown box with a brown tie and sticker is attached from Amelia and it says: “Thank you for helping me raise money for our NHS. Love Amelia.”

Amelia said: “I started making the keyrings on April 27 to show my support to the NHS. I have loved making resin, mixing it up and pouring it into the moulds.

“Putting all of the decorations in the moulds is the most fun. It’s been great using all of the decorations and making the keyrings look colourful.

“My dad said the keyrings looked really good and said I should sell them.”

Amelia’s mother, Becky, 36, told the Gazette: “We have created a Facebook page called ‘Kindness Key-rings’. People like the page and message us on there. We make a note of what they like.

“Once Amelia has made them, we message the customer for payment and their address details.

“Amelia’s dad attached keyrings with a drill and Amelia packages them up and posts them.”

An NHS worker has shown her gratitude on ‘Kindness Key-rings’ Facebook page.

Emma Louise commented: “Thank you Amelia at Kindness Key-rings. They are both beautiful. Thank you for what you are doing to raise money for the NHS.”

A social media user commented: “I ordered some too. Seen it on your page, can’t wait, such a lovely thing to do.”

Someone else said: “Thank you so much for my keyring, its beautiful.”

Another added: “Beautifully wrapped. So pretty.”

The 9-year-old has four moulds and is able to make a batch of 26 in one mould.

She has made up to 40 keyrings in one day and uses resin, dried flowers, silicone stars, beads, buttons inside the keyrings.

It has cost around £200 to purchase materials to create the keyrings.

Each keyring costs £3 and half of the proceeds go to the NHS.

“Amelia has had lots of orders from friends and family. Lots of people have shared her keyrings on social media.

“We have found that the letters J and L are the most popular.

“Amelia has her own personalised rainbow logo that appears in the shape of a K. She writes her own personalised note to buyers.

“Amelia has four or five more orders to process so far.

“Once she goes back to school, she will continue making keyrings on the weekend.”