Baton twirler raises cash for gran’s hospice
11:20am Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
THE baton-twirling skills of a young girl have raised a big cash sum for the hospice that has been caring for her grandma hundreds of miles from where she lives in Scotland.
Four-year-old Jessica Gardiner from Ayr is an enthusiastic baton twirler and, having recently visited her nanna Christine Jacobs, from Swindon, she decided that she wanted to raise much needed funds for Prospect Hospice, the charity that is caring for her.
With a little help from her family, Jessica organised her own Baton Twirling Fundraising Day in June, raising £540 for Prospect Hospice, and also another £400 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Jessica also earned herself a special medal by achieving 10 twirls in a row.
Proud mum Tracey is thrilled that she raised such a huge sum.
“What she has achieved is amazing,” she said. “Jessica loves dancing, and had a good grasp of what the hospice does, so we agreed together that it would be a great way for her to raise money.”
Jessica said: “I wanted to dance for Nanna because she’s poorly, and although I was tired, once I had finished I wanted to do it again.”
Amy Francombe of the hospice said: “What Jessica has achieved for someone so young is fantastic.”
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