A teenager who busks to raise money for charity has raised over £1,000 for a good cause by taking her busking online.

Roo Hyett, aged 14, has busked during TT fortnight to raise money for the Teapot Trust UK for the last few years and with the launching of the Manx charity this year, she planned to step up her efforts.

However, as the pandemic hit, TT was cancelled and lockdown began, Roo began a six-month campaign to busk online, posting videos and encouraging her viewers to donate to the fund.

Jay Jeffcoate, from Teapot Trust Isle of Man, said: ’Roo has put an enormous amount of effort into creating something a little bit different each week.

’She has interviewed Anthony Redmond for a TT special, performed live on the radio, created special episodes and performed at Government House.’

It was at Government House, with Sir Richard and Lady Diana Gozney taking part, that Roo filmed her 26th and final video.

She presented a cheque, for £1,095, to Teapot Trust Isle of Man Art Therapist Fern Callister during a recent wind band concert at Queen Elizabeth II High School with the Isle of Man Wind Orchestra, she plays the trumpet in the band.

Roo asked to present the cheque during the show so as to give it a musical backdrop, and band leader John Kinley agreed.

Miss Jeffcoate added: ’Mr Kinley has been very supportive and is even donating half of the proceeds of the evening to Teapot Trust Isle of Man in support of Roo’s efforts and the important work that the charity does for the island’s children.’

Teapot Trust Isle of Man was launched in November 2019 by Dr John Taylor OBE and his daughter Dr Laura Young MBE.

The charity provides clinical art therapy to support for children and families coping with chronic illness and mental health conditions.