Fancy dress walk to fund minibus
EDGERTON: Members of Beechwood Cheshire Home are celebrating another boost to their fundraising appeal. The residential home, based at Bryan Road in Edgerton, is raising money to fund a new minibus. It needs to raise £28,000 to provide a specially adapted vehicle so that residents can enjoy a few more days out. Kelly Hemmings raised more than £1,000 by staging a sponsored walk from Halifax to Huddersfield. It was the second year that she had organised the fancy dress-themed fundraiser. Her mum Angela Hodson, who suffers from Huntington’s disease, lives at the home. Volunteer co-ordinator Pat Whalley said: “It’s a tremendous effort, Kelly is our champion fundraiser. She organised herself with family and friends and we had to do very little. We always try to involve residents in these activities and some walked the last part of the journey.” Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Beechwood cares for 26 disabled adults. The home has already raised more than £15,000 towards the minibus appeal. It has done this through support from local businesses, fundraisers by users’ family and friends and events staged by dedicated volunteers.