Generous nursery team raises cash for Lucy’s brick

BIG FAMILY Les Enfants staff and children with  Lucy Thompson and Forget Me Not's Sam Wood. (D544A331)
BIG FAMILY Les Enfants staff and children with Lucy Thompson and Forget Me Not's Sam Wood. (D544A331)
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A mum has thanked everyone at her daughter’s nursery for their “overwhelming” generosity after they secretly raised £1,200 for a hospice.

Dawn Thompson had started saving for a £250 brick in the celebration wall at the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice which supports her disabled daughter Lucy, nine.

She made a passing comment about her plan which was picked up on by the team at Les Enfants in Eastborough.

Dawn, of Wells Road, Thornhill, said: “They kept it very quiet and I had no idea at all. I just got a call from the manager, Lesley, asking me to pop in with Lucy.”

She said she was stunned to be given a card with the total raised inside.

“I was really overwhelmed. Everybody had really got on board, but to raise so much is just phenomenal,” she said.

“It means a lot. It’s nice for Lucy to have a brick in the wall. There will be a reminder of her place in the hospice.

“The charity has done so much for us as a family and it’s fantastic for us to be able to give something back.”