Young sisters hold pop-up shop to raise money for struggling Sue Ryder Wheatfields

Two sisters held a pop-up charity shop outside their Leeds home to raise money in memory of their granddad.

By Rebecca Marano
Saturday, 6th June 2020, 6:00 am

Nine-year-old Grace Speight and five-year-old Emily, from Farsley, wanted to raise money for Sue Ryder Wheatfields in honour of their late granddad Dave.

Dave Speight was cared for at the hospice before he passed away in April 2019.

When the two sisters heard that Wheatfields was at risk of closure due to the coronavirus, they wanted to raise money.

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mum Leila said: "It was lovely to see the girls being so eager to help.

"Unfortunately a little while into their venture somebody came and took many of the items without leaving a donation.

"Once word spread the response from the local community was incredible.

"Further donations of money and items to sell absolutely flooded in and the girls were able to continue with their fundraising. Everybody in the local area has been so supportive."

Leila added: “As a family we are so grateful for the love and compassion that they showed to Dave in his final days, and also the support they provided for his wife Lorraine. What they did for the whole family was absolutely incredible.

“They have raised over £450 now with donations still coming in all the time and we are so proud of the girls for doing this in memory of their granddad.”

Fundraising Manager at the hospice, Kirsty Christmas said: “We are so grateful to these two special little girls for raising these much needed funds for Wheatfields.

"What a lovely way to honour their granddad. We can’t thank you enough for your ongoing support."

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