Charity auction in memory of Skye

Knutsford Guardian: Five-year-old Skye Higgins lost her battle with leukaemia in August last year Five-year-old Skye Higgins lost her battle with leukaemia in August last year

KNUTSFORD mums have rallied together to host a charity event in memory of a little girl who lost her fight with leukaemia last year.

The Dancing with Skye Charity Night will take place at Leicester Warren Hall on March 1 to raise money for Alder Hey Cancer Unit.

Jude Williams, who spearheaded the event, decided to raise money for the unit after Skye Higgins, who was part of her twin daughters’ ballet class at Dainty Dancers in Hartford, died aged just five on August 31 2013.

The mum-of-three, from Beggarmans Lane, said: “The ballet teachers used to update us on how Skye was doing.  However, at the beginning of a new term last year, we were told she lost her battle with leukaemia.

“Rachel, one of the dance teachers, wanted to do something for the oncology unit who helped care for Skye and started the process of raising money for Alder Hey in Skye’s memory.

“As a mum, I really felt for the family and, along with the help of my friends, decided to do whatever we could to help.”

Jude and the other organisers have secured over 50 prizes for the auction and raffle taking place at the charity night, with many of the town centre businesses making donations.

“We can’t believe the amount of people who have given us stuff,” added the 42-year-old.

“We went round businesses in top and bottom street and they have all been so generous.”

Some of the prizes for the auction include a McLaren factory tour, a Four Ball from Mere Golf and Country Club, dinner for four at Knutsford Wine Bar, Dainty Dancers ballet party, a Brookdale Clinic facial and various Manchester United FC prizes. 

Raffle prizes include Sunday lunch for two at Cottons Hotel, dinner for two at Piccolinos and vouchers from Midas Jewellery and Polished Glass.

Jude added: “It will hopefully be a really good, fun night, with lots of people from the local community all raising money for such a good cause.”

Tickets are priced at £20, to include a hotpot, disco, live band and the event will begin at 7.30pm.  To purchase tickets or to donate any last-minute prizes email Jude at jude_williams@live.co.uk.  
 

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