Fair raises £3,000 for child hospice

Staff and visitors at the Forget-Me-Not Children's Hospice Christmas fair and open day. The event was attended by more than 600 people and raised close to �3,000
Staff and visitors at the Forget-Me-Not Children's Hospice Christmas fair and open day. The event was attended by more than 600 people and raised close to �3,000

A CHRISTMAS fair and open day at the Forget-Me-Not children’s hospice raised close to £3,000.

More than 600 visitors came to see the newly-completed Russell House, where they enjoyed stalls, games and a visit from Father Christmas, plus a performance by Huddersfield’s Rock Band.

Guests were also given tours of the Brackenhall hospice and got to meet some of the nurses and specialist play team.

The centre will care for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions from Calderdale and across West Yorkshire when it opens to patients and their families in early 2012

Peter Branson, chief executive, said: “We are immensely grateful for the support we have received from the community which has enabled us to complete the hospice building.

“It is now vital we prepare the building to receive children and families as soon as possible, so we can offer the help many hundreds of children so desperately need.”

A spokeswoman from the hospice thanked everyone who attended and made the day special.