Walkers turn out to help Maggie reach target for burns unit club

Maggie's Walk - the  walkers are ready to set off from Todmorden Golf Club
Maggie's Walk - the walkers are ready to set off from Todmorden Golf Club

MORE than 40 people turned out to put their best foot forward for a charity walk, organised as a hospital fundraiser.

Mum Shelley Sullivan, of Walsden, decided to stage the eight-mile walk, which started and finished at Todmorden Golf Club, to raise money for the burns club at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, as a thank you to staff who had looked after her two-year-old daughter Maggie during her two-week stay there.

Maggie was admitted to the hospital after suffering burns to her left foot, hand and leg in a camping accident when a gust of wind blew a pan of boiling water off a camping stove. She underwent a skin graft and will need to wear a pressure sock for the next couple of years to help the wound heal.

Shelley said: “We had over 40 people turn up for the walk. I was really overwhelmed by the support and want to thank everyone who turned up and took part.

“I also want to say a big thanks to Jacks House, Sportsmans and Tod Golf Club for their support. They put on drinks and food for everyone who took part which gave us all the fuel we needed to keep going.

“We’re still collecting money in but think we’ve beaten our target of £1,000 which I’m over the moon with so thanks to everyone who’s put their hand in their pocket to support such a fantastic charity. My family know first hand what invaluable support they provide.”

People can help boost the total raised further, by logging on to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Maggieswalk to make a contribution.