A PRUDHOE schoolgirl has made and sold loom bands to raise money for war-torn Ukraine.

Sofia Weatherley, of Adderlane Academy, West Wylam, took 90 of the bracelets - in Ukrainian flag colours - into school to raise money after being moved by scenes from the country.

Despite a shortage of blue and yellow bands and the nine-year-old being struck down with Covid, she was able to raise over £130. 

"She's talked a lot about it", said mum Hayley Weatherley. "It's a big thing.

"She said 'I just wanted to do whatever I can to help', it was lovely that she wanted to do that.

"She's cracking on with the next ones."

Year 4 pupil Sofia, who learnt to make the bracelets on Youtube and the help of her mum and sister, will make more loom bands for the school's next fundraiser later in the year.