Isle’s egg-cellent response to schoolgirl’s Easter appeal

Molly and donated eggs, Crowle
Molly and donated eggs, Crowle

A young girl who enjoys good health thanks to care from Sheffield Children’s Hospital, put effort in to helping other sick children this Easter.

St Norbert’s Catholic Primary Academy pupil Molly Turner spent months being treated at the hospital after a blood clot was diagnosed behind her ear.

That was four years ago, but still grateful for the care she experienced, Molly put out an Easter egg appeal to her church community at St Oswald’s in Crowle.

People rallied to help and 67 eggs were taken to the hospital for children there to enjoy over Easter.

Molly, 11, is a keen dancer with the Ealand Academy and hopes to travel to Disneyland, Paris with them later this year - a trip that would not have been possible without her full return to health.

Molly’s gran, Betty Arrand, said: “It was an awful time when she was ill. Warning bells rang when she started to have double vision and her head went to one side. She had to have two lumbar punctures and was very poorly for several months. We’re all very grateful to Sheffield Children’s Hospital and it’s lovely to see Molly well and enjoying her dancing.”

The egg collection was made at St Oswald’s over Lent after Molly wrote to the Parochial Church Council for permission to make her appeal.