Rotary Club of Oldham raising money for Dr Kershaws and Kids Out

Date published: 20 November 2017

The Rotary Club of Oldham is having a Christmas Collection at Sainsbury's on Monday 18, Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 December - proceeds will be shared between Dr Kershaws' Hospice and Kids Out.

Derek Berryman, Vice President of The Rotary Club of Oldham said: “The sterling work at Dr Kershaws Hospice is well known.

“But Kids Out is rather different.

“There are over 80 children in Oldham who are carers for parents, brothers or sisters who are reliant on these children.

“This means that before school they wash and dress their charges, prepare breakfast, leave a lunch and a hot drink and then after school there is homework, shopping, cooking, washing and cleaning.

“These children do not have chance to play as other children do.

“A day out to a theme park, with other children in similar circumstances, is a treat which would not be not otherwise be possible.

“Social Services work with us to enable these children to have a break from a very demanding situation.

“If you see us out and about, please help us support the work these two charities do.”