Market fundraiser for cancer-hit ex-barber

A KIND-hearted Hucknall woman took to the town’s Bargain Market to raise money in the name of a friend who has been struck down by cancer.

Lynn Elson collected pushchairs, toys and pottery from friends and neighbours for the effort.

The stall was in aid of Hayward House, at Nottingham City Hospital, where her friend and retired Hucknall barber, Geoff Stanfield, is receiving care for leukaemia.

“I was devastated when I heard of Geoff’s illness and I just wanted to do something positive to help,” explained Lynn.

“Everything we sold was begged from friends and we had a great selection of items to sell on the day. We collected £245, which was brilliant.”

Lynn, together with eight-year-old Sophie Robinson-Develin, who ran a book stall, Margaret Stanfield, Mary Butler, Janet Hewitt, Heather Smith and Joy Janson, now hopes to run another stall in Hucknall on Thursday September 6 to boost the fund further.

“We have plenty more items to sell as some of the other stall-holders gave us their wares when they knew we were doing it for a worthy cause,” explained Lynn. “We were really pleased with what we collected but our target is £600, which we hope to get closer to with the next market day.”

The group of friends are also hoping to take part in a walk around Clumber Park on Saturday September 8 to collect more cash.

Lynn added: “All the money raised will go directly to Hayward House.”

If you wish to donate more items to sell or give cash donations contact Lynn on 0115 9537632.