Keira organises fun way to help a good cause in Ancaster

Keira Nettleton
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Nine-year-old Keira Nettleton is helping to make sure the sun shines through the rainy days at an event to raise money for sick children and their families.

Rainbow Dash Day – a table-top sale, rainbow-themed fancy dress parade and fun day – will take place on Saturday, August 1, at Ancaster Village Hall. It promises to be an enjoyable event for all the family – and those who love a bargain!

Keira, who lives in Ancaster, was inspired to raise funds by a school fashion show and thought an event might be a fun way to do something good for children less fortunate than her and the families supporting them during ill health.

Keira said: “I have had lots of hospital appointments recently and it’s been really hard. It must be even worse for children who have to do it a lot. I want to raise money to help make it better.”

Keira’s mum, Sam, said: “Keira has had a number of health investigations over the past couple of years and has been so brave.

“I’m really proud of her for wanting to do something for children who are poorly.

“The Rainbow Trust does fantastic work supporting the child and their family and it would be great to get as many people as possible along to raise money for them.”

The doors open for bargain-hunters and fun-seekers at Ancaster Village Hall at 10am, with a fancy dress parade taking place at 1pm (first prize a £10 Argos voucher), bouncy castle from Grantham’s Ellie’s Bouncers, chocolate tombola, face painting and children’s craft activity, cakes and refreshments. There will also be a raffle, with top prizes including a high-quality, ultra-thin retina display 7.85” tablet, hampers and a £10 H Samuel gift voucher.

There will be a great variety of stalls, including a tabletop sale of clothes, bric-a- brac, toys and books, cakes and bakes, with tea, coffee and refreshments available throughout.

To book a table for the sale (£5), for more information, or to donate items for the table-top sale or raffle, call Ruth Griffiths, event co-organiser, on 01400 230382.