It was apparent when Clarissa was 4 weeks previous that she and Granny Denise can be finest mates.
Clarissa began to sleep at Granny’s on Friday nights so her mum and pop may have a date night time. Since then, the pair have spent the varsity holidays collectively and go on journeys to Cornwall.
So when Denise began to really feel depressed after growing an aneurysm in her mind, Clarissa, who’s now 4, actually seen. And he or she took issues into her personal arms.
“She determined to do one thing particular to cheer up Granny,” Clarissa’s mum, Felicity Greenfield, who’s 23 and lives in Derbyshire, says.
“Clarissa has a whole lot of particular reminiscences with my mum and cares very deeply for her. There hasn’t been a day in Clarissa’s life once they have not spoken.
“She wished to get letters from locations they’d been collectively and locations that Granny wished to go.
“My mum loves it at Land’s Finish, in Cornwall, so Clarissa requested if we will get a message from the pirates there.”
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Clarissa and Felicity deliberate to make a scrapbook with the letters to offer to Denise on her 52nd birthday, in March.
Felicity put a name out on Fb on the finish of January. Collectively they waited to see what would occur.
Hong Kong, China, United States, Australia – the messages poured in from all over the world. Within the first week, Clarissa and Felicity acquired greater than 160 letters.
Derby County footballers and well-known points of interest additionally despatched notes, together with the Shard in London and Clarissa’s favorite, the donkey sanctuary in Cornwall.
“‘Are there any extra letters?” Clarissa retains asking, Felicity says, including: “What began off as a foolish thought actually has now change into this massive factor.”
“I believe individuals wish to become involved as a result of it is from somewhat woman to her Granny.”
“We’re actually hopeful that this can cheer her up – since her first aneurysm, in 2015, her well being has been deteriorating.
“She’s misplaced some mobility and may’t do the identical issues anymore.”
Now, the overall has reached 207 letters.
Conserving the mission secret grew to become troublesome when the Fb name rapidly unfold, however Denise nonetheless would not know the complete extent of what her granddaughter has managed to do.
“I am not allowed to see all of the messages, so the ultimate scrapbook shall be a shock,” Denise says.
“As a granny and a mum, you all the time suppose what you are doing is regular – so it is good to see how loving Clarissa is.”
“I am actually happy with her.”
Denise says: “With my sickness, I simply attempt to get on the most effective I can – however it’s what it’s.”
And realising that strangers all over the world had despatched messages was “superb”.
She says: “It is pretty to see that persons are taking day out of their lives.
“You simply suppose everyone seems to be so wrapped in their very own world and issues could be very gloomy, so this actually places a smile on my face.
“I will all the time treasure it, and it will likely be considered one of Clarissa’s reminiscences sooner or later.”
By Georgina Rannard, UGC & Social information