Pupils raise charity funds with cookies and cupcakes

COOKIES and cupcakes helped two young Delph girls show off their retail talents.
Matila Campbell-Dye and Molly McKimm, both aged nine, set about raising money for Dr Kershaw’s Hospice after deciding to do something worthwhile for charity.

Molly and Matilda present their cheque to Dr Kershaw’s Hospice

Matila’s father Terry Dye passed away at the Royton hospice in 2015 after bowel cancer. He was aged just 45.
The Delph Primary School pupils were delighted to raise £114.20 through their efforts and were rewarded with a headteacher’s award at the school.
Matilda’s mum Tricia, of Grains Road, Delph, said: “We are very proud of the girls. They did this on their own initiative and we were staggered that they raised so much from selling their cakes.”
Molly’s father Steve McKimm, of Marlewood Avenue, Uppermill, said the cake-baking on the Sunday had been so successful on the Monday that the girls came home from school and baked more for Tuesday!
The girls visited the Hospice to hand over the cash and tucked into a well-earned cookie each from the kitchens as they posed for a photograph with Staff Nurse Bianca Brown and their giant cheque.
Meanwhile, Dr Kershaw’s has opened registration for its ever-popular Hospice to Hospice Walk for the 12th year.
The 7.25-mile walk, kindly sponsored by Zen Office, will take place on Sunday, April 29, with a 10.30am start, with a route from the Turf Lane Hospice to Springhill Hospice in Rochdale and back.
Supporters often walk in memory of a loved one while others do it to get fit or just for fun, with some even getting dressed up for the occasion!
Pre-registration costs £7 per person (£10 if registering on the day between 9.15 and 10.15am). Walkers get refreshments at the halfway point and sandwiches back at Dr Kershaw’s once the walk is completed.
“This is a real family event – dogs are welcome too – and we are really hoping to top the 400-mark that took part in 2017,” said event organiser Vicky Stackhouse.
“Early registration really does help us with the pre-event organisation. You can walk as individuals or in groups. It is going to be a fun day and raise substantial funds along the way.”
A spokesman for Zen Office said they are delighted to sponsor the Hospice to Hospice Walk for a second successive year.
“We are keen on building relationships throughout the Hospice and have enjoyed working with Dr Kershaw’s historically for their stationery, print and interior needed.
“We believe the walk is a special occasion for all involved and hope the day is filled with fun, remembrance and raises a great amount for a caring pillar of the Oldham community.”
For the full details and online registration go online to: www.drkershawshospice.org.uk/events/hospice-hospice-walk/

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