MEET Natalie Margaret Pumpkin Robinson!
The crazy fundraiser from Crosland Moor has gained a new name in aid of the West Yorkshire Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.
And Pumpkin is a very relevant name as she was born on October 31 – Halloween.
Natalie also managed to raise £641 for the Brackenhall-based hospice after she challenged the public to come up with a new name for her.
She came up with the idea of inviting people to suggest a new middle name and was stunned when she got more than 130 suggestions.
The 12 most popular, according to the number of times suggested, were whittled down to a shortlist and that went on a Facebook page for a public vote.
Yesterday morning, Natalie shut down the vote and picked the most popular name, which was Pumpkin.
“I’m quite happy with that as it’s a very suitable name, and my family are also happy. They think it’s a cool name.
“I’m just glad Pumpkin came out on top of the poll. The second choice was Swiss Family, which is a play on my surname of Robinson, and I must admit I really didn’t want to have that!”
Now Natalie is filling in the deed poll registration forms to add the new name to her details.
She works at the Colne Valley Black Belt Academy in Linthwaite and many of the members there backed her quest for a new name.
Some of the others included Freak, Polkadot, or even Sarah Princess Twinkletoes
The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice provides care and support to children with life-limiting conditions across Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield.