WE'RE focusing on a caring duo this week - a granddad and granddaughter.

Last week, we featured an article about kind Mia Barclay, 10, of Egremont, who had 12 inches of her hair chopped off to give to The Little Princess Trust.

Her brave efforts raised more than £1,187 - enough to pay for two wigs to be made.

Mia's mum Helen is so proud of her daughter's efforts she nominated her for Person of the Week - alongside Chris Wright, Helen's dad.

Chris has raised lots of money for the town's British Legion poppy appeal after writing a beautiful poem inspired by the First World War and combining it with a painting he did.

He posted it on social media and ended up selling about 70 prints, raising £470.50.

Chris, also of Egremont, has always loved painting and poetry.

During lockdown he had a bit more time on his hands and wanted to put it to good use.

"Two of my passions are art and poetry. During lockdown I got back into it, it became part of my routine," he said.

"My mother-in-law, Joan Brough, suggested I try and raise some money.

"It was coming up to Remembrance Sunday and I though the British Legion would be an excellent cause to support.

"I hold all these men and women and the sacrifices they have made for their country in high esteem," said Chris, security culture manager at Sellafield.

He wrote a poem based on a young boy in one of the Irish regiments who was killed, aged 14, in the Battle of Ypres.

"He was one of the estimated 250,000 men under 18 who died in the First World War," said Chris, whose granddad, James Wright, died at Ypres, aged 21.

He was delighted with the response to his work.

"I'm so pleased, especially when it's such a difficult time for the legion to raise funds," said Chris, 64, who is married to Angela.

He is also keen to highlight the therapeutic benefits of art. "Regardless of your experience, it's a great means of relaxation. I would encourage everyone to give it a go."

Helen said: "I am extremely proud of both my dad and daughter. I couldn't be happier that Mia is showing as much kindness for others as my Dad."