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Spring chicks raise funds for charity

16 May 2012 13:09:08

A local woman has put her knitting needles in action in aid of a Rotherham charity. 

Norma Shepherd, 61, knitted 360 wollen chicks which she sold on behalf of Rotherham Hospital Charity. 

Norma, from Rawmarsh, began stitching the seasonal chicks at the start of the year and roped her family in to help sell them. Norma reports that her son even managed to sell one to the writer of Dr Who in London! 

Norma, who has suffered from breast cancer, was discharged from the Trust’s breast cancer service last year. She commented: “I just wanted to thank the staff really.  

“I started knitting in January and started selling the chicks, when we reached the £100 mark I couldn’t believe how popular they were so I carried on knitting!” 

In total, Norma raised £540 for the charity, part of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. The money will go towards the purchase of a new breast biopsy system which will help to diagnose cases of breast cancer across the region. 

Anyone can fundraise on behalf of Rotherham Hospital Charity or its appeals. For more information contact Tracy Williams, Charity Development Officer at TRFT on 01709 427589 or tracy.williams@rothgen.nhs.uk.  


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