An eight-year old from Preston is raising money for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity by doing a sponsored sing to a special Little Mix song.
Daisy Cheetham, whose mum Gemma works at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, is raising money for the Trust’s charity to help staff working on the frontlines of the pandemic.
“Daisy is simply amazing, and she has been talking to me a lot about the NHS and Covid recently. She came to me and said – these were her exact words – ‘Mummy, can I raise some money for your hospital because they are making a lot of sacrifices to protect us and I thought that they need a bit more money, not only to pay the workers but to keep others and themselves safe.’
“I am so proud to be Daisy’s mum, and we would love it if people could donate to her JustGiving page and help us to raise as much money as possible for the Trust and show Daisy that there are so many people out there who are just as kind as she is. I hold a non-clinical role at the Trust, but I can absolutely vouch for how dedicated and passionate all of my colleagues are when it comes to providing excellent patient care.”
After discussing all of the different ways Daisy might be able to raise money, she decided that she wanted to do something that people could sponsor her for.
Daisy is a huge Little Mix fan, and having just bought their brand-new album, she is setting herself a challenge of learning the words for one of the new songs and dedicating it to staff at the Trust by Monday 30th November.
On the day, mum Gemma will film Daisy performing the song and share on social media to show everyone who has donated what she can do!
Roya Armstrong, Fundraising Coordinator at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said:
“What a phenomenal girl Daisy is! To choose such a brave way to raise money has inspired us all here, and we can’t wait to watch her performance next week! We are honoured that Daisy has chosen to fundraise for the Trust, particularly for our staff who show their commitment to providing care of an extremely high quality day in, day out. We want to say a massive thank you to Daisy and everyone who has donated so far – please do consider donating to Daisy’s page if you can!”
Visit Daisy’s JustGiving page here: Gemma Cheetham is fundraising for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity (justgiving.com)