Pontefract businesswoman to throw community party to say thank you
Michelle Grainger has announced that she will be hosting a community party to say thank you to those who have helped to back her 50/50 Campaign for the Prince of Wales Hospice.
Michelle Grainger, of Michelle's Flowers, has six challenges left and has currently raised £42,000 for the Prince of Wales Hospice, reaching above and beyond her £30,000 target.
Last January, Michelle set herself the challenge to complete 50 challenges to raise a massive £30,000 for The Prince of Wales Hospice as part of her 50th birthday celebrations.
The community party will be the final challenge in her campaign.
Michelle said: “We’re hosting the party to say a big thank you to everyone in the community who’s backed both me and the Hospice in my 50 challenges.
“The party will be held at The Ambience on Saturday February 8 and on the night, I’ll reveal the grand total of money we’ve raised.
“Working with the Hospice has been amazing, I’ve gotten to know a lot of the people there and they’ve become an extended family.
“I’ll definitely carry on fundraising for them, my shop has become a community hub for people to drop off donations and come for a chat.
“The campaign has really gotten the community on board. I’m so overwhelmed by how many people in the area have come together to help such a brilliant cause, anything else we raise is a bonus.”
Some of Michelle’s highlights from her campaign include taking on the world's longest zip wire, a five aside football tournament with Jono Lancaster, pram racing and hosting battle of the bands.
Michelle said: “My favourite moments in the year have been seeing the kids in the community putting money in the star jars. They’ve raised £5000 between them and they make me so proud.
“I want to carry on raising funds because the community attitude changes, when we all come together for a good cause, we can achieve anything, and if we all keep doing a bit more, the world will be a better place.”
The team at The Prince of Wales Hospice have been providing care to patients with life limiting illnesses since 1989.