A GENEROUS schoolgirl had a blooming good idea to raise funds for the local hospice who helped her great uncle.

Little Eilidh Campbell decided to sell small flower arrangements to passers-by from her front door during lockdown.

What started out as a way to keep the seven-year-old busy while not at school brought neighbours together and allowed her to raise cash for Ardgowan Hospice.

Proud parents Fiona and Ross were delighted by the youngster's kind efforts.

Fiona said: "We had lots of little bottles and tried to think of things we could do with them during lockdown.

"Eilidh wanted to make flower arrangements, so she put the bottles to use.

"We left them at our gate with a note to tell people what we were doing.

"She was so excited to raise £60, we thought she'd get about £20 at most."

Ross' late uncle was cared for by the hospice, while Eilidh's friend's mum, Heather Forbes, is a nurse at the in-patient unit on Nelson Street.

The Gourock Primary pupil, who a student at Linda Jackson Dance Academy who also attends Twisters Gymnastics, said she had 'great fun' during her fundraising project.

Eilidh told the Tele: "I loved making the flower arrangements and was really excited when people bought them.

"The hospice looked after my uncle so I wanted to help them."

Hospice fundraising officer Elaine McNeill praised the primary four pupil for her kind gesture.

Elaine said: "We were really touched to hear of the efforts of Eilidh.

"For being so young it was very kind of her to think of us.

"Now more than ever we are relying on public support and all at Ardgowan are so thankful to Eilidh for making the flower arrangements and donating her takings to help people like her late great uncle."