May 24, 2018

Press Release: Glossop Nursery Chef Runs 10k to Fund Little Girl’s Medical Treatment

A Glossop Nursery Chef ran 10k in the Great Manchester Run in a bid to raise funds for a little girl’s medical treatment.

The Little Stars children were so proud of Chef Michele

Michele Ormesher of Little Stars Private Day Nursery and Pre-school in Hadfield, raised £174 for The Spider Ede Appeal on Sunday 20th May.

The Spider Ede Appeal has been set up to raise funds for 3-year-old Edie who needs ongoing treatment after being diagnosed with DIPG, a rare form of brain tumour. Edie’s family have so far managed to raise nearly £170,000 of their £700,000 target.

The 55-year-old nursery completed the run in just 1 hour and 23 minutes after training twice a week in the months running up to her sponsored run.

Michele – who has been a member of the Little Stars team for four years – is known for her delicious dishes such as ‘Sweet Pea Fish Pie’ and ‘Squash and Turkey Bake’ and is well-loved by the Little Stars children (pictured).

The Little Stars Nursery Chef said:

“When I heard what Edie’s family are going through I thought it was absolutely heart-breaking and I really wanted to help in some small way.

“I like to keep pushing myself and enjoy a personal challenge, so I thought doing a sponsored 10k would be a great way to raise funds for Edie.

“I ran twice a week in the run up to the big day and received lots of support and encouragement from the Little Stars staff and children. The children were very excited when I explained what I was doing and I know they’re very proud of me now that I’ve completed the run.

“I’d like to thank all of the parents and carers at the nursery who helped spread the word about the fundraiser, and for everyone who sponsored me.”

Michele – who was shortlisted for the NMT Magazine’s Nursery Chef of the Year in 2016 – is now back at the nursery, after taking a well-deserved day off the day after the run.


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