Best feet forward to raise £600 for hospice

Four big-hearted youngsters put their best feet forward and trekked 6.5 miles each to raise �500 for Doncaster's hospice. Pictured handing over the cheque to Michelle Standing, sister at the hospice, are (L-R) Daisy and Amy Ellison and April and Elliot Everatt.
Four big-hearted youngsters put their best feet forward and trekked 6.5 miles each to raise �500 for Doncaster's hospice. Pictured handing over the cheque to Michelle Standing, sister at the hospice, are (L-R) Daisy and Amy Ellison and April and Elliot Everatt.

four intrepid youngsters have trekked an amazing 6.5 miles each to raise £500 for a Doncaster hospice.

Nine-year-old Daisy Ellison, her sister Amy, seven, both of Tickhill, together with friends Elliot Everatt, nine, and his six-year-old sister April, of Blyth, took part in the gruelling walk.

It was to say thank you to St John’s Hospice for the way staff looked after a family friend who sadly died of cancer last year.

The walk was organised by Daisy who said: “Last year I did a sponsored walk for a cancer charity because one of my daddy’s best friends, Rob Taylor, had treatment at Weston Park Cancer Hospital. This year I wanted to do the walk for the hospice, where they looked after him before he died.”

Daisy organised the walk from Apey Lane in Tickhill to Stainton and back and the cash came rolling in and although at the end of the day the four youngsters were all exhausted they were also extremely proud.

Proud mums Zoie Ellison and Sue Everatt were thrilled at their children’s success. Zoie said: “We are so proud of what they have done because it was all done off their own backs.”