Daughter raising money in memory of father for Easter at the children’s hospital

A daughter has been raising money in memory of her father to buy Easter eggs for patients at Sheffield Children’s hospital.

Phoenix Peel, 19, set up an online fundraiser for the hospital in memory of her father Nicholas Wynne who was well known for his charity efforts.

He used to arrange an Easter Egg run yearly from Trowbridge to Bristol Children’s Hospital, which would attract a lot of bikes and over 400 eggs would be donated. He was a well known biker across the country as part of the Taliesin Brotherhood.

Miss Peel said: “I know my dad would be proud of me, and I know he is looking down on me keeping me going every step of the way.”

She said she remembered being little and her mum taking her up to the hospital in the back of the car, and the hospital being very grateful for everything that her dad and his friends had arranged.

Nicholas died in 2002 at the age of 30 and when Phoenix was just four months old.

The Egg Run still goes on in his memory, but unfortunately Miss Peel doesn’t live close enough to be able to participate,

Miss Peel wanted to created her own personal donation fundraiser, in memory of her farther, for her and her partner, Lewis Gravil, 21, to take from Ealand, Scunthorpe, to Sheffield Children’s Hospital on Good Friday ,2nd April 2021.

Young patients in the hospital haven’t been able to see the family members they would normally see to receive Easter eggs as a result of the pandemic.

Jane Darby, Fundraising Hub Officer at The Children’s Hospital Charity said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Phoenix for her incredibly generous support of the young patients at Sheffield Children’s.

“As well as the Easter eggs, the monies raised will help buy colouring books and activity packs for those children who are unable to join in with the chocolate eating because of restricted diets, whereas others are nil by mouth because of treatment and surgery. Thank you to everyone supporting the effort.”

Miss Peel is asking for your donations of any size, to buy these Children on the wards a gift for Easter, may this be an Easter Egg, or some colouring books for those unable to have chocolate eggs.

https://gofund.me/bced0727

 

Written by Florence Hill

Student journalist at The University of Sheffield

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