A KINDHEARTED teenaged has got out her paint brushes to help raise money for charity after her grandmother’s cancer diagnosis.

Grace Challenger, 14, made an acrylic art piece and is holding a raffle where the winner will receive the painting as their prize.

She said: “It’s all going to Cancer Research UK, which I chose because my granny is in the hospital with cancer and I want to make her proud.”

Grace’s grandmother Ann was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, before having a double mastectomy.

She was given the all clear but when she went to the doctors three months into lockdown because of a lump on her neck Ann was told the cancer had returned. Sadly it had spread to her neck, spine and lungs, and she has been told she has only weeks to live.

The shock sparked the idea in Grace’s mind and she quickly got to work at her Trowbridge home.

She has already raised more than £1,110, smashing her original £100 goal.

“Beating my target has made me feel pretty excited about how much more I could raise,” Grace said.

“I’ve been doing loads of painting through lockdown. I love it because I zone out and get to do something creative.”

Her dad Michael Challenger

said: “She’s made me one really proud dad. "It’s still not enough that she has raised this amount, she wants to keep pushing it because she knows she can get more. This is absolutely huge, I’m so proud of her.”

Anyone who donates £10 or more will be entered into the raffle draw and a winner will be announced on November 1.

To donate and enter the raffle visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gracespainting