Revving up for appeal

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A JAGUAR enthusiasts’ club based in Brinsworth, Rotherham, is backing the Branching Out Appeal for extra accommodation for families of patients at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

The club, which has been going for over 25 years, organises monthly events such as quizzes, pie and pea suppers and talks. It has also arranged visits to Jaguar factories in Birmingham and Liverpool and weekends away.

Members brought along their cherished Jags and met other enthusiasts at the annual ‘picnic in the park’ at Chatsworth in August - and raised £800, which has been presented to The Sick Children’s Trust for its appeal.

Sybil Rawnsley, a Jaguar fanatic, said: “We always try to raise money for charity at our annual event, but this year we heard of the great work The Sick Children’s Trust was doing and wanted to get behind the Branching Out Appeal for a new ‘Home from Home’ so families can stay together when times are hard.”

The charity aims to raise £980,000 for an 11 bedroom house at Sheffield Children’s Hospital to support an extra 300 families a year while their child is in critical care.

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