Haslingden student to raise money for charity in onesie

Three, Two, Onesie . . . from left Sophie Burnside, Jade Street, Courtney Horsfall,  Molly Harris, and Amelia Mansfield who are doing Rossendale Hospice’s walk

Three, Two, Onesie . . . from left Sophie Burnside, Jade Street, Courtney Horsfall, Molly Harris, and Amelia Mansfield who are doing Rossendale Hospice’s walk

First published in News

A HASLINGDEN High student will be donning her onesie as she walks around Rossendale to raise money in memory of her grandmother who died of cancer.

Amelia Mansfield, 17, along with her four friends Molly Harris, Jade Street, Courtney Horsfall and Sophie Burnside, who will also wear their onesies, are raising money for Rossendale Hospice.

Amelia's grandma Valerie Mansfield died two years ago and was cared for by Rossendale Hospice at home service and Macmillan Nurses.

The three-mile walk will take place on Sunday, July 20 leaving Whitaker Park, Rawtenstall, at 12.30pm, heading to Ski Rossendale, then to Alder Grange School, before going to Marl Pits Leisure Centre and ending back at the park.

Afterwards in the park there will be a host of activities and a DJ.

Amelia said: “When she was diagnosed it was too late for her to be given chemotherapy and Rossendale Hospice really helped her.

“Grandma Val moved to Haslingden in 2000 when my mum and I moved up here. My grandma helped to bring me up as my mum worked full-time.

“She gave so much, not just to me but to everything she committed to, staying loyal to her church in Brandlesholme and teaching keep fit to many different groups.”

To join the walk, register by calling 01706 253633, and pressing option 3.

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