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3-year-old receives special gift after her generous donation to local hospice.
Monday 22nd October 2018 @ 17:08 by Anna Fletcher
Community News

A 3-year-old girl who donated her pocket money to Dr Kershaw’s Hospice after their van was stolen has received a very special gift.

Evalyn-Grace, whose grandad was cared for at the hospice in 2017, was upset to hear about the theft of the van and said she wanted to give her money to help buy a new one. Evalyn-Grace had been saving up for a Baby Annabelle doll, but instead gave the £12.38 she had saved to the charity.

After hearing of the wonderful donation, company Wavemaker Global, kindly donated the Baby Annabelle doll to Evalyn-Grace who was ‘delighted’ to receive it.

She visited the Hospice with mum Kim, dad Scott and little brother Monty.

Mum Kim Leach told her daughter: “When you are kind to others, people are kind to you.”

A spokesperson form Dr Kershaw’s said: “Wavemaker Global have continually supported the Hospice, hosting a bake off in aid of Dr Kershaw’s and Breast Cancer Now as well as a bike-athon pedalling 500 miles on two bikes in their office from to their Paris office. WM Global have so far raised £1432.98 for the Hospice.”

The Hospice’s stolen van was eventually recovered 16 hours later on a housing estate in Rochdale.

The van, used to take collection of donations and to distribute goods around the five Hospice shops, was off the road for a few days whilst OMC Ford Oldham – who donated the vehicle – assessed the damage.