Brownies on right path to raise funds

youngsters have raised £1,000 to go towards the cost of building the region’s first children’s hospice.

The 1st New Hartley Brownies raised the cash by recycling jewellery and coins, holding a Christmas market, amassing a mile of pennies and selling a cupcake cookbook.

The money collected by the Brownies, aged seven to ten, will pay for a granite stone in a pathway to be laid in the grounds of the Grace House hospice being built in Sunderland, and it will have the club’s name engraved on it.

Grace House fundraiser Michele Keeler said: “It is wonderful how much the Brownies have raised.

“With no long-term sustained government funding, we rely totally on the support and generosity of everyone, so this donation will make a tremendous difference to our appeal.”

The hospice is due to be completed in the summer.