A CREATIVE mum from Lower Gornal has raised £610 for a charity close to her heart by making and selling Easter bonnets.

Kellie Bates worked flat out to make 382 bonnets, which she sold via her Facebook page, Kel's Easter bonnets.

This was the fourth year the mum-of-three had offered her services to parents and carers who lacked the time or ability to make their own creations - and it was her busiest yet.

"It has been overwhelming this year," she said.

"It's been crazy. It was so busy towards the end and I had to stop taking orders."

But her hard work paid off as she was able to hand over a percentage of the profits to the Williams Syndrome Foundation.

She was keen to support the charity as her six-year-old son Matthew has the rare disorder, caused by an abnormality in chromosomes.

The 37-year-old, who is also mum to Chloe, aged seven and three-year-old Katie, said: "The charity is chuffed to bits with the donation. They couldn't believe I'd raised that much by selling Easter bonnets. It's quite an achievement.

"A lot of people asked me about Matthew and his condition as well this year so I was able to raise awareness as well. It was really nice that people were so interested."

Kellie, who has already stocked up ready to do it all again next year, wished to thank everyone who had purchased a bonnet and made extra donations to the charity.