Hyde Hotspot Hosts Hospital Fundraiser
Thursday 1st October 2015 @ 11:46 by Tom Greggan
Hyde News

The Moody Cow café in Hyde was the venue for a fundraiser in aid of the Manchester Children’s Hospital.
The event at the Market Street venue, popular for its milkshakes, was organised by Ashton resident Andrea Doogan, who herself suffers from Aspergillus- a chronic lung condition.

She said: I’m in bad quite health myself with my lungs; I’ve been going in and out of hospital myself as a child. So we’re raising money for medical research for children’s cancers, scanners, autism spectrum, mental health for children and various other things.

“All the money is going to a good cause so every penny counts.”

A tombola, cake sale and a raffle were just some of the ways money was raised, with the final figure totalling £420.50.

On the day itself, Andrea said: “The day was a success with lots of smiling faces and it was a really good turnout.

Sherrie Kenyon, owner of Moody Cow, said: “The day was so much fun; busy but fun!

“I wanted to host the event at Moody cow because the shop appeals to all ages and is a fun vibrant place to be as our main customer group being children I thought it was very relevant. I’m also a mother of three children myself.

“This is the fourth charity event I have hosted at Moody Cow. We are hoping to open more Moody Cows in the Tameside area which would mean more places for more charity events.

The next charity event at Moody Cow, Hyde is a fundraiser for Arthritis Research later this month .
Andrea thanked Sherrie for hosting the venue whilst Sherrie offered: “A huge thank-you to Jamie Kershaw for all his hard work on the day and Alice, Charlotte and Lorriann from Hyde community College for volunteering their time to help me.”

The pair of them thanked all the local businesses that donated raffle prizes; Balloon Boutique, Glittery Box, Tea at 77, Absolute Hair and Beauty and Hyde United FC.

Andrea also added: “I’d like to thank Tony and Adele Cottrell for their very generous donations, Angela Brown and Nichola Burke for the cakes, Mr Pong the magician and everybody else who attended and helped out.”