Girls’ big walk for hospi­tal

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Student Life -

WEST Lan­cashire school­girls Emily Gautrey and Emma Joyce have raised more than £1,200 for Alder Hey hospi­tal af­ter com­plet­ing a 20 kilo­me­tre spon­sored walk.

Emily, from Hes­keth Bank, and Emma, from Tar­leton, came up with the idea in mem­ory of their friend, Lauren Men­zies, who passed away last De­cem­ber af­ter con­tract­ing sep­sis.

The girls, both 14, wore pur­ple and blue – Lauren’s favourite colours – as they walked around the vil­lages for five and a half hours in the wind and rain.

Cars pulled over at the side of the road to donate as the girls con­tin­ued their fundrais­ing ef­fort.

Alder Hey cared for Lauren, and a Just­giv­ing page is avail­able for fur­ther do­na­tions. Search on the fol­low­ing link: www.just­giv­ing.com/ fundrais­ing/ emi­lyemma

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