A LOCAL company is planning a boost to a fundraising appeal.
Co-operative Funeral Service want to raise £4,000 to help four-year-old Marsh girl Kate Wood.
And now the firm has appealed for aluminium cans, needed in their bid to help cerebral palsy sufferer Kate.
Her mother, Mrs Susan Wood, has been campaigning for a year to raise money for her youngest daughter.
Her aim is to build a ground-floor extension which will provide Kate with a room of her own.
In order to equip the room with soft, padded walls and a touch screen computer - essential for the little girl's needs - Susan had been told she needed to raise £10,000.
But after raising the cash just before Christmas she discovered she needed another £4,000.
Co-operative Funeral Service, who have previously raised £1,500 for Kate with a sponsored bed push, has begun the aluminium can collection in an attempt to help raise the extra money.
Ruth Chadwick, a spokesman for the firm, said: " She's a local girl and it is important we do our part and help her."
Mrs Wood has been committed to raising money for Kate while caring for her three other children, one of whom, James, has Asperger's syndrome and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Mrs Wood also works as a nurse.
She said: "Kate can stand, but does fall over.
"The safe room would vastly improve the quality of her life.
"It would also help make caring for her easier," added Mrs Wood.
Anyone who wishes to give aluminium cans can drop them off at Co-operative Funeral Service on St Thomas's Road, Longroyd Bridge, Mackness Funeral Service on Wakefield Road, Moldgreen, and A E Cooper and Son, Crosland Hill Road, Crosland Moor.