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Family dipped their toes in the North Sea for the Hospice

Two local youngsters and their dad recently presented Alice House Hospice with a fabulous donation of £272 which they raised in sponsorship after taking part in the Boxing Day Dip.

Kind hearted Tilly Denning, aged 9 along with her sister Harriet, 14 and dad John braved the frosty conditions on 26 December to raise funds for the charity in memory of their much missed Grandad Robert Hunter.

“We enjoyed raising sponsorship money for Alice House Hospice in loving memory of our late Grandad who enjoyed time there.”

said Harriet and Tilly.

John was also challenged by workmates who pledged additional sponsorship if he would go in the sea wearing a dress; John rose to the challenge to help boost the total.

Tilly and John visited the Hospice on 23 March after collecting in all the sponsor money to present the donation and they are hoping to take part again this year.

All of the money raised will be used to fund the Hospice’s care services, looking after patients and families affected by incurable illnesses.

Greg Hildreth, a fundraiser at the Hospice who met with Tilly and John said “What a great way for the family to have some fun together and raise money to help patients; it’s also a very lovely tribute from Tilly and Harriet to pay tribute to their Grandad. I’m sure their family are very proud of them and they are a great example to other young people. Well done to John too and everyone else who supported the girls.

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