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.”