Tesco Bookswap raises £2790!

Over the last few months Tesco in Great Harwood have been running a book swap stand, and all money raised has been donated to Milly’s Smiles.

To date they have raised an amazing amount of £2790! This will fund almost 20 of our Milly Bags.

Milly Bags are given out to families whose child has been newly diagnosed with a cancer related illness and admitted into one of the main treatment hospitals across the North of England.

Lucy from Great Harwood, received a Milly Bag when she was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma and admitted onto Ward 84 at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Mum, Carrie told us “Lucy was 8 years old when she was diagnosed with cancer. Finding ourselves in hospital unexpectedly for a long stay was something that we weren’t prepared for. The Milly’s Smiles bag meant the world to us – not just because it was filled with so much practical stuff that we desperately needed but also just the fact that someone cared enough to make sure we had what we needed – and more importantly had walked in our shoes and knew exactly what it was like to be in our situation “

We thank you everyone who has supported the book swap, this money will make a huge difference to us and we appreciate it more than you will ever know. Together we really are making a difference every single day.

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