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Stepping up for Stepping Hill

Group Scout leader Sylvia Parker has been involved with a variety of fundraisers during her time at 2nd Glossop Scouts.

But she readily admits that her latest was more than a little bit special.

It was in aid of the Stroke Unit at Stepping Hill Hospital, which Sylvia, 68, from Old Glossop, will always be grateful to.

“It is very dear to my heart,” said Sylvia (pictured). 

“I had a stroke and thank you to Dr Wilkinson from Manor House Surgery, who sent me to Stepping Hill. 

“They couldn’t do enough for me, then the occupational therapist Anne and Kate, my physio from Stockport, got me back on my feet.

“So I thought it would be a nice gesture to help out the cause.”

The result was a bake sale at the Scout headquarters on Pikes Lane, with Sylvia getting plenty of support from her friends.

She said: “Our scout leaders and parents all helped and, with help and support from very kind people and businesses, we raised a massive £340.”

Donations came from Glossop Mountain Warehouse, Glossop M&S, Snobby Dogs on Victoria Street, Christine at Glossop Tesco and fellow Glossopdale fundraisers Ladies who do Lunch.

She said: “I have been involved in scouting for 28 years.

“We do a few fundraising for different causes as well as our own cause, which I have some fantastic leaders and parents that help a great deal. 

“Also Jean and George Wharmby are a great support to us, but this was more dear to my heart.” 


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