Daisy Watt Art
1456. Daisy Watt
Daisy Watt, aged 10, from Doncaster, has been selling her flower paintings at auction for cancer support charities over the past 4 years, raising over £50,000.
Daisy started by painting for her maternal grandfather Arthur, before he passed away in 2016 at the age of 75, as well as for her paternal grandmother Polly, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer at a similar time, inspiring her to auction her work in aid of charities including Cancer Research UK and Doncaster-based charity ‘Firefly’. This year Daisy has also sold magnets and key-rings based on a painting of rainbow daisies she made, to support NHS Charities.
In a personal letter to Daisy, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
“I was so moved to hear how you began painting for your grandparents to lift their spirits after their diagnosis.
“Since then your artwork has brought joy to many more people and I am amazed to hear that you have raised £50,000 by auctioning it to support charities helping those with cancer.
“I know you have also designed magnets and keyrings in tribute to our extraordinary frontline workers during our battle with Coronavirus.
“So on behalf of the whole country, allow me to thank you by naming you as the UK’s 1456th Point of Light.”
In response to receiving the award, Daisy said:
“That’s really cool that The Prime Minister knows about me. I love painting and making people happy!”