THE mum of a 10-year-old charity gig organiser has praised her daughter’s desire to raise funds for Oswestry's Hope House despite being made to wait by the pandemic.

Isabelle Mayhew put on the special event at The Plough, in Beatrice Street, with the help of her mother Vicky Thomas, who runs the pub with her partner Gareth Bevan.

Vicky said the gig on Saturday, May 28, was a delayed effort following Covid-19 and despite a change in her circumstances, her daughter was determined to put the event on to raise £815.17 for the hospice.

"We were supposed to do this in 2020 but obviously we had to cancel that," said Vicky.

"It was Isabelle who kept reminding me that we should still do it – she was going to do it originally when she was still in the Brownies, so that she could get her charity badge.

"Her Brownies troupe closed down over Covid-19 and never reopened but she still wanted to do get something done and put something together.

"My partner Gareth and I run the pub and the eight bands that played on the day have all played for us before.

"Isabelle has seen them all before and then handpicked the ones she wanted to play, so it's good to know that she's got good taste.

"And all the bands she chose are from Oswestry, so were local to us."

And as well as playing the role of organiser, Vicky says her daughter played a large part in the running of the day, until it all got too much for her.

She added: "Isabelle was there from midday, helping to set it all up and then stayed until 9pm when it was the right time to take her home.

"She was pretty much done in by then.

"We're really very proud of her – she wanted to do something for a charity that was for children and that was local, and that's why she chose Hope House.

"Isabelle has done things for Hope House before – she did a sponsored read – and she wanted to support them again and hopes to do more."

Lynsey Kilvert, a fundraiser with Hope House, thanked Isabelle for her hard work.

She said: "We are so grateful to Izzy for all her hard work in organising the fun day.

"She has proved herself to be a wonderful fundraiser raising more than £800.

"All the children and families from Hope House cannot thank her enough."