Hannah’s gift as Jam Jar Army marches on

Hannah Crankshaw, nine, with collections for The Gazette's Jam Jar Army
Hannah Crankshaw, nine, with collections for The Gazette's Jam Jar Army
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Here’s one charitable schoolgirl who’s saved up her pennies to become a member of our Jam Jar Army.

Hannah Crankshaw, nine, has spent the last four month putting every spare penny into clean cooking jars, all for our Hospice Heroes campaign.

And she has brought in her four full jars to The Gazette.

The Baines Endowed Primary School pupil, of School Road, Thornton, said: “My nanna (Marian Crankshaw) saw it in the paper and we started saving our money and jars up.”

Hannah’s granddad, Michael, 74, added: “We thought it was a great cause to support.

“We’ve all just been putting money in when we’ve got change to spare.”

Hannah’s jam jars will be presented to Trinity Hospice, on Low Moor Road, Bispham, to be counted as part of our appeal, which need to raise £200,000.

We’re helping to pay for the biggest refurbishment in Trinity’s 28-year history, and have so far raised £133,482.

Work, which is being done by Blackpool-based R P Tyson Construction, is now half-way to completion, and patients are already benefitting from now single en-suite rooms and family areas on Trinity’s inpatient unit.

At Brian House children’s hospice patients have a brand new bright and colourful kitchen and creative therapy room.

We’re keen to hear from anyone holding fundraising events for our Hospice Heroes appeal. Call (01253) 361728.