SCHOOLGIRL Hannah Bate, age 13, has raised over £500 for charity after keeping busy sewing “forever” hearts for Warrington Hospital as part of a 2.6 challenge set by Bridgewater High School.
Hannah is making 26 hearts for the Corvid-19 hospital appeal, one stays with the patient and three go to family who can’t be with them. www.facebook.com/WHHCharity/photos/a.1469788223333584/2488158631496533
She’s been asking everyone she knows to sponsor her to also raise money for the charity SpecialEffect which supports people with physical disabilities who can’t play video games. They provide bespoke gaming technology so that people who would not normally be able to play video games with their friends can get online and enjoy the fun with everyone else.
Proud mum Rebecca said: “It’s so important for everyone to stay connected with their friends and family at the moment, so Hannah thought this was a great fit for the money she raises making her hearts for the hospital.
“She’s bought all the material herself and even sacrificed one of her cushions for the stuffing!”
Bridgewater High School set all their pupils a 2.6 challenge to pick an activity that has anything to do with the numbers 2 and 6 and have fun doing it whilst raising money for charity. Hannah chose to do her hearts 💕.
Hannah can’t quite believe the amount of money she has raised so far and is really touched by everyone’s generosity. You can contribute to her fundraising page here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/171459244151029/
So far she has raised a total of £513, the Facebook fundraiser for SpecialEffect has raised £319, and she’s had a further £194 in cash donations which will go to local charities distributed through Bridgewater High School.
Andrew Roberts, Assistant Headteacher at Bridgewater High School said: “At the time of writing this, we as a community have raised over £750 which is truly outstanding. I had the privilege of going to Warrington Foodbank on Thursday morning to make a donation of 500 and they were truly humbled and so appreciative of the money we have raised. To see the work that goes on there and to know that in a real time of need, we as a school have made a significant contribution, is a credit to everybody who has got involved and supported this challenge. I must also continue to thank those individuals who have made their own donations to charities of their choice.”