Annie May celebrates with her own 'Quirgle'

Anne May Ellewood with face painter Janet Allen

Anne May Ellewood with face painter Janet Allen

First published in News

AN EDEN schoolgirl celebrated the end of her leukaemia treatment with a face painting party launching a new set of characters called the ‘Quirgles’.

Four-year-old Annie May Ellewood has even had her own ‘Annie May Quirgle’ invented by American author Jody Rife, the inventor of the characters.

The Quirgles – which use a new ‘one stroke’ face painting technique – were discovered by Orton face painter Janet Allen several months ago.

“My daughter bought a Quirgles book for me for Mother’s Day and a whole new adventure began,” she said.

Janet met Annie six months ago at a fund-raisier for Leukaemia Research and towards the end of her treatment her mum Donna asked if she would hold a ‘Quirgle party’ for her at Morland Primary School.

Janet said: “I had to let Jody know and she was so moved she is designing an Annie May Quirgle just for Annie.”

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