Fasting for the hospice

Marus Bridge Primary School pupil Kailey Tymon, 10, who raised �102 for Wigan and Leigh Hospice and Cancer Research by doing a 12 hour sponsored fast, along with sister Lucy, four, and mum Suzanne, presents half of the money to Hospice healthcare assistant Amanda Smyth
Marus Bridge Primary School pupil Kailey Tymon, 10, who raised �102 for Wigan and Leigh Hospice and Cancer Research by doing a 12 hour sponsored fast, along with sister Lucy, four, and mum Suzanne, presents half of the money to Hospice healthcare assistant Amanda Smyth

A SCHOOLGIRL has raised money for Wigan Hospice and Cancer Research by fasting for 12 hours.

Kailey Tymon, 10, went without food from 7am to 7pm last month, raising £102.

The idea came after the first anniversary of her auntie’s father-in-law, Ronnie’s, death.

Mum Suzanne Tymon said: “She wanted to do something to raise money for the hospice and Cancer Research and came up with the idea herself. She wanted to raise money for those who looked after Ronnie, who spent a short time at the hospice.

“At first she wanted to do 24 hours but I said 12 was long enough. After the 12 hours we cooked her a pizza treat after going so long without anything to eat.”

Kailey, who attends Marus Bridge Primary School, made the sponsor forms herself and decided to split the money.

Kailey will be joining her mum to raise money for Cancer Research at the Race For Life event at Haigh Hall in June.