August 2, 2021
It's not every day you come across a 12-year-old as remarkable as Hobart's Izzy Elliott.
In honour and memory of her uncle Brodie, who had an acquired brain injury as a result of a drowning incident, Izzy has been busy making scrunchies since December 2018 and masks since mid last year. Her uncle sadly passed away in 2016.
Since her sewing endeavours began, Izzy has been graciously donating a portion of each scrunchy sale to the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania. Izzy has donated $1,000 to BIAT so far, with another $600 on its way.
Izzy has recently transitioned into making masks for Tasmanians travelling interstate. She recently designed and created masks for the under 10 Tasmanian Futsal Team.
Mum Bianca says that by donating to BIAT, Izzy is honouring her uncle's memory and also providing donations to a very worthy charity.
"The whole family is extremely proud of Izzy and her kindness, compassion and determination to give her time and skills to fundraise for a cause that is very close to our hearts," she said.
"Izzy is an extremely busy 12-year-old, she also does around 16 hours of dance training a week and often gives up her spare time on a weekend to be behind her sewing machine completing orders.
"She has a huge heart, a can-do attitude and a willingness to do good that we could all learn from."
Brain Injury Association of Tasmania Executive Officer Deborah Byrne says that thanks to the generosity of people like Izzy, BIAT can continue to support those with living with brain injury.
Should you wish to purchase a scrunchy or mask from Izzy, visit her Instagram page using the handle: scrunch_iz
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