Sisters form secret club to bring smiles to neighbours' faces

Anchorsholme residents, keep your eyes peeled for the Secret Smiles Service!

Friday, 12th March 2021, 12:44 pm

The Secret Smiles Service was founded by the Mawdsley sisters, Delilah, eight, Eva Jean, seven, and Mollie, four, who silently sneak around the streets leaving rainbow rocks on doorsteps.

After playing with stones from their garden in their mud kitchen during lockdown, the girls, pupils at St Teresa's Catholic Primary school in Cleveleys, decided to paint NHS rainbows and positive messages on them to leave on neighbours' doorsteps.

Mum Karen Feather said: "They didn't want anyone to see them leaving them, so they painted SSS on them all, which means Secret Smiles Service.

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The Mawdsley sisters, Mollie, four, Delilah, eight (middle) and Eva Jean, seven, have been leaving rocks with rainbows and positive messages on their neighbours' doorsteps. Photo: Karen Feather

"They decorated around 50 pebbles on Friday last week and left them on the doorsteps of people they thought might need a bit of cheering up, like bungalows where we thought elderly people might live.

"We live just off Sevenoaks Drive so 50 doors in the Anchorsholme area got a pebble on their doorstep. We had to go back and forth to carry them all a few times!

"They're such lovely kind girls, they just wanted to cheer people up."

Eva Jean, Mollie and Delilah asked their mum to buy an even bigger sack of stones to decorate at weekends, so they can continue bringing a smile to their neighbours' faces.

Some of the rocks from the Mawdsley sisters' garden, which they decided to decorate and secretly leave on neighbours' doorsteps to bring a smile to their faces. Photo: Karen Feather

"We will probably be sticking to the local area for now, because Mollie has a heart condition and can't walk very far," Karen continued.

"I told people on Facebook about it and some of them got in touch to say their relatives had received one and loved them.

"They left stones for some of the neighbours on our street and their faces lit up when they saw them. The girls were so happy to hear they'd made someone's day."