Hollie Walker, manager of Millers Dene Day Care in Walkergate, and her colleague Sara Taylor set themselves up for a huge challenge of raising vital funds for CLIC Sargent.
Hollie is a massive Sunderland Football Club fan and Sara is a massive Newcastle fan but they decided to face their greatest fear by wearing opposing team’s football shirts.
At the same time a bounce-a-thon was organised for the children at the centre to get them involved as well. They hope that once all the money comes in they will have raised £1,000.
Hollie, 29, from Northumberland, said: “We wanted to show our support for a little girl at our centre called Grace who has just finished treatment after relapsing from a brain tumour.
“She is such a brave little thing and has been through so much that really it was the least we could do.
“Saying that I’ve absolutely hated having to wear a Newcastle shirt! But I’m really proud to be doing my bit to help the charity.”
See the difference
Hollie said: “Through Grace’s family I have seen the difference CLIC Sargent makes to their lives of children and young people with cancer and their families.
“It reduces the stress and isolation, which children and young people particularly feel, and helps everyone make sense of a cancer diagnosis and cope with the emotional impact on their everyday lives.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Dee Tyler said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Millers Dene Day Care has chosen to do this for us.
“We really appreciate the hard work and generosity that has gone in to raising the money – every penny raised will help provide vital support for children and young people with cancer, and their families, like Grace’s.”