Sick Children’s Trust: Sheffield pub’s fun day boost for our appeal

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THE Old Mother Red Cap pub in Bradway raised more than £1,500 for The Sick Children’s Trust with a family fun day.

Landlady Joy Shentall and her team held a Diamond Jubilee-themed fundraising event, which saw local residents running stalls and organising games.

The Sick Children’s Trust’s launched its £1.2m Branching Out Appeal to build a new 13-bedroom ‘Home from Home’ at Sheffield Children’s Hospital in March.

The charity has seven ‘Homes from Home’ across the UK which provide free, high-quality accommodation to families of sick children whilst they are being treated in hospital.

It already has one house in Sheffield, Treetop House, which supports families of sick children, but due to high occupancy levels it is building a second home so that it can support even more families.

Joy said: “Ann, the house manager at Treetop House, came to see us and explained all about The Sick Children’s Trust a few months ago and what work it does in the community and beyond, supporting families of sick children.

“We were moved by the cause and as a local charity we wanted to show our support so decided to adopt them as our Charity Of The Year.

“We used the money from our first talent auction fundraiser back in March and gave this to the stall owners and set them a challenge to make a return on our investment, which everybody did. The day was a great success.”

Joy especially thanked sponsors and supporters Dave Gillott of D G Autos, James and Julie Lee, John and Elaine Hawkins of Flornorvan, Kinver, Richard Harrington of Dunston, Lodge Boarding Kennels, Cineworld, Yorkshire Wildlife Park and Sheffield International Venues.

You can make a donation by clicking on our special Branch-ing Out Appeal button on the Telegraph website at www.sheffield

If you would like to help by organising an event or collection, contact SCT Head of Fundraising Jane Featherstone, {mailto:||email}, or ring Treetop House on 0114 0114 2717176.

Please make cheques payable to The Sick Children’s Trust and post them to Treetop House, The Sick Children’s Trust, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TH. Further information at