9, raises over £500 at fundraising sale in aid of hospital
nine-year-old Burnham-On-Sea boy has raised over £500 for
a local hospital who cared for his late grandmother by holding
a cake sale.
Millier, who is a pupil at St Andrew's School, held the well-attended
fundraiser for the oncology unit at Weston Hospital on Wednesday,
as previewed here.
youngster was very passionate about the sale since his grandmother,
whom he was very close to, sadly lost a long fight with cancer
in February this year.
of people attended Wednesday's event despite heavy rain and gusty
mum, Rachel, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Jack and i would like
to say a very big thank you to Burnham-On-Sea.com readers for
their support for Jack's cake sale."
to the horrendous weather we had to quickly clear all my lounge
furniture and hold it all inside, which was very hectic, but well
far, Jack has raised £520 with the total still rising with
money coming in from supporters in the Burnham area.
have spoken to the hospital and we are buying them trays for the
patients to have their meals on, lots of pens, some mugs and glasses,
and lots of microwavable wheat bags which they use to warm veins
and make chemotherapy and blood tests less uncomfortable,"
will be a lots of money left over so we are giving it to the oncology
unit directly as they have a charity pot of their own that they
use to buy items as and when required."
is great for them. If they don't have this pot of money they have
to go to a board at the hospital and apply for items using hospital
funds which is very time consuming."
added: "We had some great support from local businesses who
donated prizes to the raffle. The Rosewood donated a meal for
two with wine, Brean Bird Garden donated two family tickets, Asda
donated a £10 giftcard, Morrisons gave a large chocolate
cake and Lidl donated two bottles of wine."
"Our biggest thanks go to local people and Burnham-On-Sea.com
forum members who have been so kind and generous."
had so many lovely cakes donated, people have been posting notes
with donations through the door, we had a very kind lady come
and do balloon animals for the children and another member let
us borrow their gazebo."
importantly, thank you to everyone that came as we wouldn't have
raised so much without your support!"