Kids show their support for our hospice appeal

Red Carpet Day at Start Right Nursery.
Red Carpet Day at Start Right Nursery.
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FOOTBALLERS and film stars were just some of the characters that schoolchildren across Grantham dressed as to raise money for our hospice appeal.

Pupils from 19 schools in the area paid a pound to dress up as famous people as part of Red Carpet Day, organised by the manager of Yorkshire Bank in Grantham Hannah Martin.

Hannah was really pleased that so many schools took part.

She said: “It was a huge success. We really enjoyed attending the schools with Sunny the Sunflower and he was a hit with the kids too!”

So far the event has raised more than £1,500 for the hospice appeal. But this will rise to over £2,300 as all of the money raised will be matched by the bank with half of the matched amount going to the hospice appeal and half to Help the Hospices charity.

Hannah said: “I was impressed with the costumes - there was a running theme of Harry Potter and Doctor Who.

“Some of the children had gone to a lot of trouble and I think they all enjoyed it. It really put a smile on the children’s faces. I wish I could do it all the time.”

Hannah organised Red Carpet Day as part of Fund-raising Fortnight.

She hopes that with the help of local schools and businesses around £10,000 will be raised for the Brick-in-the-Wall Appeal, which is helping to pay for the £1.3m extension and refurbishment of Grantham Hospice in Barrowby Road.