A Shiregreen grandmother has organised two sponsored walks to raise hundreds of pounds for Leeds Children’s Hospital where staff are treating her granddaughter’s rare heart condition.
Joanne Staniland, a resident of Sanctuary Housing, teamed up with friends and family to take part in a sponsored walk in aid of her three-month old granddaughter, Esemai La-rose, who suffers with the congenital condition which affects her main artery.
The little girl has already had to have life-saving open heart surgery with more operations likely in the future.
Joanne, her daughter Shadeen – Esemai’s mum, who is also a Sanctuary resident – and their friends hosted two walks, both starting at Sanctuary’s Shiregreen office and finishing up in Sheffield city centre.
Joanne said: “I would like to thank each and every person who took part in the walks and helped raise £300 for Leeds Children’s Hospital.
“I would also like to thank Sanctuary Housing and the Shiregreen neighbourhood team for all their support and work they have done to help spread the word about the cause.”
Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager Sophie Lejeune-Peggie added: “It’s wonderful to see the Shiregreen community coming together to support such a great cause, and it has also helped to raise awareness of a rare condition.”