Thousands raised in memory of little Poppy - ‘the girl who wanted to make everyone smile’

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The parents of a little girl who wanted to make everyone smile have raised more than £10,000 for five charities.

Poppy Adelle Scaife died of neuroblastoma – one of the most common childhood cancers – in August, aged just 22 months.

During her illness, Poppy’s parents Matthew Scaife and Mandy Wightman set up ‘Poppy’s Cause’ – a donations page to raise money for five charities which helped them.

Family and friends have rallied round to organise fundraising events to help boost the total.

Mandy, 34, of Heeley Road, Kettlethorpe, said: “It’s absolutely amazing.

“I can’t believe how much support we have had from the community.

“The fundraising has spurred us to carry on.

“I still get down but this keeps my mind active.

“Everyone keeps telling me what a lovely little girl Poppy was and how she had big smiles for everyone, which keeps me going.

“We’ve got so many more events coming up and fingers crossed we can get to the £15,000 mark which would mean £3,000 for each of the charities that helped us.”

The next charity event will be a stall at Normanton market on Saturday, November 15.

There will be a tombola and a selection of baked goods for sale.

A quiz night is also being held at Crigglestone All Blacks RLFC on Saturday, November 22.

Tickets cost £5 and are available by contacting Poppy’s Cause on Facebook.

For more information or to donate, search for Poppy’s Cause on Facebook or visit www.gofundme.com/d0gstk to donate.

Poppy’s parents have chosen the following five charities to benefit from the money raised:

l The Amelia-Mae Foundation

l The Sick Children’s Trust

l CandleLighters

l Kids Wakefield

l Martin House Hospice