Limavady resident, Sonya Hunter brought the town to a standstill during a bed-push and street collection to raise much-needed funds for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice on Saturday 6th April.
With help from family and friends, and thanks to the generosity of the local community, the street collection raised £1,343. A further £404 was generated from the bed-push on the day itself, with an additional £1,528 having been collected from sponsor money.
In total, Sonya’s efforts generated a grand total of £3,275 which will be used to care for life-limited children and young people in Northern Ireland. Accepting the donation and praising everyone who donated, Peter McCabe, local Community Fundraiser for NI Children’s Hospice said: “The money raised by Sonya, her family and friends will make a big difference to the children and families being cared for by Children’s Hospice in this community.
“A donation of £100 could pay for one hour of specialist nursing care and therapies, so you can see how far Sonya’s amount will go; it really is a tremendous achievement on her part. We are a local charity providing much-needed care for local children and young people who have a life-limiting condition. As a local service that needs support from the people of Limavady to continue, we really are delighted to receive this generous support.”
Setting her sights higher and knowing first hand the specialist care that Children’s Hospice provide, Sonya intends to keep the fundraising ‘wheels in motion’ by organising a Classic Car Show on Sunday 25th August. Further details on the event are available by telephoning 028 7772 2151.