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16 Dec 2019 Community

Cuppa in Cleckheaton with the Days

11-year-old Poppy Day and her family turned their second coffee morning into a Cuppa for Kirkwood to raise money in memory of her grandad Richard.

Back in September 2018, Poppy had the idea to host her very own coffee morning with the help of Mum, Sarah, Grandma, Sandra and family in memory of her grandad Richard.

As the event was a huge success, the family decided to host a second coffee morning on Saturday 9th November in the hopes to raise even more money for Kirkwood.

After a week spent with the whole family in Scotland, Sarah and Sandra got to work baking homemade sweet treats and pulling together the final touches for what was set to be a fabulous day.

Poppy and Sandra preparing for the big day


On Saturday 9th November, the Day’s family home was filled with friends, family and neighbours who all came to support the event in Cleckheaton.

With the support of their local community, including Papyrus in Cleckheaton and Collins & sons butchers, the family were donated enough prizes for both a raffle and tombola!

And the fundraising didn’t stop there! Along with mulled wine, prosecco, mountains of home bakes and sweet treats, they decided to boost funds on the day by inviting friends and family to host stalls for their guests to browse.


Poppy’s Auntie Ann hosted a knitting stall and donated beautiful handmade blankets to be raffled, their friend Rosie sold stunning homemade jewellery and artwork designed with buttons and Sandra’s good friend created unique candle jars.

Poppy and her family were absolutely delighted to have raised a staggering £1,192, smashing last year’s amount by £352!

The Day family and Kirkwood nurses at the cheque presentation


Fundraising for Kirkwood is important to Poppy and her family as they hope to raise money to help the Hospice provide care to people just like Poppy’s grandad Richard.

Richard Day was cared for at the end of his life on the In-Patient Unit back in August 2018 and the whole family spent time at Kirkwood during his final days.

When talking about why they choose to support Kirkwood, Sarah said: “We want to keep doing out bit. Rather than doing the Cuppa for Kirkwood in September, we moved in to November and give it a Christmas feel.

Sarah, Sandra, Poppy and Community Fundraiser Joanna Doherty


“We want families to be able to receive the same care that we were able to have. The care we got as a family has had a huge impact on us.”

Sandra added: “We did it so Kirkwood can carry on the great work it does.”

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