Campaign cash boost

Sarah Whittle and Rebecca Whittington in Carlton Lanes shopping centre collecting cash for the Laila Milly Foundation with centre manager David Bailey.
Sarah Whittle and Rebecca Whittington in Carlton Lanes shopping centre collecting cash for the Laila Milly Foundation with centre manager David Bailey.
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THE Express took the Laila Milly’s Wish campaign to Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre in Castleford last week and encouraged shoppers to cough up some cash – raising a grand total of £350.

The generous people of Castleford turned out in force to make their donations in support of the Laila Milly Foundation on Friday and the collection received a massive boost from a £200 donation from the Carlton Lanes management team.

Many people approached the Express stand to find out more about the Laila Milly Foundation and ask how their money would help.

Rebecca Whittington, Express content manager, said: “Thank you to everyone who took the time to stop and find out more about the campaign or donate to the cause.

“Every penny counts and we were thrilled to raise so much. “Thanks also to Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre for its support and donation.”

All donations will go towards the vital building work needed at a property on Kirkby Road, Hemsworth, to make it suitable for children with serious and complex illnesses.

Despite the devastating death of little Laila McCormack two weeks ago, her brave parents Steven and Maya McCormack, of Hayfield Way, Ackworth, have vowed to continue their fund raising and hope to transform the Hemsworth property into a day nursery where seriously ill children can be cared for and their families can find support or have a well-earned rest.