A mother and her daughter have been making hair scrunchies in the colours of the Ukraine flag to help those fleeing the war.
Jessie Crook, 25, and her mother Kirsty, 49, have been making yellow and blue scrunchies with all the profits going to UNICEF to help the people of Ukraine.
The duo, from Blackpool, launched their business ‘That Scrunchie Brand’ in 2021 as a part-time side business after Kirsty made her daughter some scrunchies for Christmas, with Jessie’s friends commenting they would buy some if the pair set up a business.
After sending a few donations to UNICEF for Ukraine, Jessie asked herself whether there was anything more that she could do which led her to think of making the flag colour scrunchies to fundraise for the evacuees.
Jessie said: “I was donating £10 where I could but I just thought, it wasn’t enough.
“I thought about what else I could do, and we bought the yellow and blue fabric and decided to make these.
“I can’t believe how quickly they sold, we were not expecting it.
“It’s great to have done something and have contributed to help those in real need.”
They have already raised about £150 after selling out of their first batch in just a few days.
Jessie said that after receiving messages from people asking whether the scrunchies will be making a return to the shop, she and her mum have decided to make another batch which are already listed on the pairs Etsy page.