Skye Higgins fundraiser in aid of Alder Hey Cancer Unit

Jim and Melanie Townley, Chris and Vicky Rogers, Scott and Yana Wardle

Jim and Melanie Townley, Chris and Vicky Rogers, Scott and Yana Wardle - Credit: Archant

A charity evening to raise money for the Alder Hey Cancer Unit was held at Leicester Warren Hall in Knutsford. The fundraiser was in memory of five-year-old Skye Higgins from Acton Bridge, who before passing away of leukaemia last year received treatment at the unit.

Activities took place throughout the day, including a bag pack at Booths in Knutsford, before over 140 guests attended the ‘Dancing with Skye’ event, where an auction and raffle took place. Prizes included a tour around the McLaren Mercedes factory and a dinner for two at Piccolino in Knutsford. Over £6,000 was raised for Alder Hey, with £3,000 raised from the auction alone.

Organisers Jo Dignam, Liz Pugh, Susy Davis and Jude Williams decided to raise money for the unit. Skye was a member of Jude Williams’ twin daughters’ ballet class: ‘It has been a combined effort from the Knutsford community. We thank everyone who has donated, they are all amazing. I know that Skye’s family have been overwhelmed by the generosity.’