Five-year-old girl raises money for hospice that is caring for her grandmother

A five-year-old Rainham girl has raised money for the hospice that is looking after her grandmother.

Olive Turner, who has cancer, is receiving care from Hospice at Home at her home in Wennington Road.

Her grand-daughter Caitlin Turner, who lives at the house with her family and Mrs Turner, made 50 cupcakes, dusted them with pink sparkles and marshmallows, then sold them to neighbours and firemen who work nearby to raise money for the hospice.

She raised �41 and hopes to bake and sell more.

She said: “They were the most popular with the firemen. They even gave me some sweets from their secret stash afterwards.”

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Gail Turner, her mum, said Olive has always lived in area so people were very giving when the youngster knocked on their doors. “Everyone around here knows Olive, so they were all very generous. I’m very proud of Caitlin for raising this money for the charity.”

Simone Sims, a health care assistant for Hospice at Home, is part of the team of nurses caring for Olive.

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She said: “The care we provide Olive with is free of charge, and it costs the hospice around �40 for an hour of care in a patient’s home, so it is a huge triumph for Caitlin to raise this sum of money.

“On behalf of everyone in the team, we would like to thank her for spending her afternoon baking and walking around her community.

“We depend on supporters like Caitlin to continue providing our services, so her contribution will make a big difference.”

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