A Trentham-based nursery is throwing its support behind Dougie Mac’s Bring a Pound Day on Friday 7th October, for the fifth year in a row.
Tracy Burton from the Imps Daycare was the catalyst for getting behind the campaign, after her mum Josephine was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 shortly after moving to Stoke.
Her mum visited the Day Therapy Unit on a weekly basis, and also received support in the In Patient Unit and Dougie Mac’s Hospice at Home team.
“The support that me and my Dad received was so impressive. Whenever I was unsure of what medication I could give my mum when she was at home, I just picked up the phone and I always knew that there was always someone with the knowledge to help me through what was, at times, a very difficult situation,” Tracey said.
Josephine passed away in August 2011, aged 68, and after Tracy heard about Bring a Pound Day, she decided it was time for Imps to get involved.
“We have managed to support every year since, and raised nearly £1,000 so far. This year all the staff and children will be dressed in Dougie Mac colours.
“The younger children at the centre are being sponsored for dressing up in as many items as possible with the older children taking part in a sponsored painting competition hoping to raise £300 collectively,” Tracy told us.
To register for Bring a Pound Day click HERE