Parents continue to support Sheffield hospital charity

Lee Packard died on Christmas Eve 12 years ago after being hit by a car in 2002
Lee Packard died on Christmas Eve 12 years ago after being hit by a car in 2002
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A pair of supporters of Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity have held a Hawaiian-themed party in memory of their son, who died on Christmas Eve 12 years ago.

Greg and Gill Packard, of Rydal Drive, Worksop, have been raising money for the charity to thank the hospital where Lee was treated after he was hit by a car in 2002.

Gill, said: “We spent a week at the hospital following the accident, but sadly Lee passed away on Christmas Eve. But the hospital gave us that extra week with Lee, without their help, care and expertise we would not have has that valuable time with our son.”

The family, including Lee’s older brother Drew, have raised over £8,000 in the years since his death.

Earlier this month the family held a Hawaiian-themed party at St Joseph’s Social Club, Prospect, Worksop.

The money raised at the event will go to Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity’s Make it Better appeal, which aims to raise £10 million regionally by 2016 to transform the hospital with world class facilities to match the world class care and treatment.