Help from Rastrick for children’s hospice

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Youngsters from Rastrick High School have raised more than £1,000 for equipment at the Forget-Me-Not Children’s Hospice, at Bradley, Huddersfield.

They have chosen to buy a changing trolley for the hydrotherapy pool, cupboards for the teenage room, four blackboards and to help pay for art, music, drama and swimming sessions, as well as making a donation to the hospice social fund.

The money was raised at a variety of events in the school in recent weeks.

Jason Costello, partnership development manager at the hospice, said: “The commitment shown from the students and staff at Rastrick High with this gift means that our children and families can enjoy some wonderful experiences together.”

The hospice helps up to 400 children and families in Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield.

As well as residential accommodation, it has a day centre for children with life limiting or life threatening conditions and their families to meet.

Less than 4 per cent of the money needed to run the hospice comes from Government sources. Hospice organisers can be contacted on 01484 411046.