SHOP owner Karen Bryce is combining the unveiling of her business refit with raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust after her niece was diagnosed with the disease.
Karen has run the Sandsacre Post Office and newsagents on Wheatley Drive for almost six years and is adding new lines to the store, including a full range of party products, Belgian chocolates, gifts and ink cartridges.
She is unveiling her new-look shop on April 26 and will hold a charity collection, raffle and tombola throughout the afternoon in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Her niece, Headlands School student Katy Mattinson, 16, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma two-years-ago and has been in remission for the last six months.
Karen said she would like to raise as much money for the Trust as she can, whilst showcasing her new lines to the public.
She said: “I hope we get plenty of visitors to help the charity and I would like to show the local community our new lines because the shop and post office really needs locals’ support if it is going to survive.”
Katy’s parents, Dale and Sarah of Amy Johnson Avenue are also doing their bit for the Trust by taking on the Three Peaks Challenge on May 1.
They are being joined by relatives and friends who plan to scale Yorkshire’s Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough within 12 hours. Sarah said: “I’m really looking forward to it, we’re hoping to do it in around 12-hours but we know it will be quite tough.
“We want to raise as much as we can because The Teenage Cancer Trust is a fabulous organisation. “They set up teenage cancer units in hospitals all over the country, like the one Katy used in Jimmy’s, and it does make a difference to youngsters suffering from cancer who have to spend months and months in hospital.”
The fund-raising post office open day will take place at Sandsacre Post Office on April 26 and all are invited to go along and support the event. Anybody who would like to sponsor the Mattinson’s Three Peaks Challenge the following week can do so via the Just Giving website at www.justgiving.com/Sarah-Mattinson.