A pair of big-hearted young brothers are flexing their creative muscles in an epic drawing challenge to raise funds for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Inspired by Sir Captain Tom’s 100 challenge, the artistic Branton St Wilfrid’s Primary pupils are creating  100 original drawings in 100 days in support of the charity.

Lucas and Noah Caddy, aged 5 and 9 respectively, have impressed supporters so much they’re even taking on commissions in return for a donation to their fundraiser.

Proud mum Fiona, who is a Palliative Care Nurse at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, says her boys are very much enjoying the challenge as they approach the half-way point.

“It started out last year when Captain Tom took on his first challenge and since then we’ve done various fundraisers for the NHS and local foodbanks,” said Fiona, from Doncaster.

“Then earlier this year when we saw the Captain Tom 100 challenge, they really wanted to do something and Noah was keen that it would benefit children who are perhaps less fortunate.

“So, knowing Bluebell Wood’s amazing work very well, I suggested the charity to them and they were on board straight away.

“Noah then came up with the idea of doing 100 drawings, initially in one sitting – but then we decided that if they both did 100 each over 100 days then it would be more manageable!”

The intrepid brothers fantastic artwork has ranged from Sonic the Hedgehog to sea life and beyond, with Noah taking inspiration from artists and writer, Tom Gates.

“As well as being lots of fun it’s also really brought their drawing skills along massively,” Fiona added.

“They’re really enjoying it too and now, to encourage people to donate, they’re asking people for requests.

“So far they’ve been asked for dogs, cats, flowers, trucks and even a police-related one, and we’ll see what else people come up with.

“Now we just need to decide what to do with all the pictures when they’ve finished the challenge!”

Sally Baker, Regional Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood, said: “We absolutely love Noah and Lucas’ wonderfully inventive challenge and the pictures they’ve created so far are just brilliant.

“Each and every penny the creative brothers raise will help us to be there for local children and families who sadly don’t know how long they have together, so they really are making a big difference.

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to Lucas and Noah for their support and we can’t wait to see the rest of their artwork.”