A YOUNG girl has spent her time in lockdown painting rocks and putting a smile on peoples faces.

Katie Hay, 11, has raised a fantastic £145 for the NHS by painting rocks with colourful drawings and putting her artistic skills to good use.

Mum Heather said: “Katie has always been really in to art and so she decided to paint the rocks as a kind way to raise money.

“She painted a rainbow rock for our neighbour who is a nurse and she was just overwhelmed with emotion when Katie gave it to her. She started selling her rocks for £2 but some people were donating £5.

"I just thought it was lovely.”