A UTTOXETER woman is preparing to hold a unique workshop for a cancer charity after seeing first-hand how its work helped her uncle.
Kimberley-Rose Woodhall, of Stramshall, has been holding her workshops based around dance, drama, crafts and singing for the last year but now she has been inspired to hold a special one-off for Cancer Research after gaining inspiration from the ‘no make-up selfies’ spreading across Facebook.
It is a charity particularly close to the 21-year-old’s heart after she lost her uncle Mark Hill to pancreatic cancer when he was only 49.
She said: “I think it is really pleasing that so many people are giving money to charity by wearing no make-up and donating £3.
“I want to take it a little further and I’m asking people to send their children to the workshop where they can do something to remember and have a great time while raising money for charity.
“Cancer is never a pleasant subject but this way we can have some fun around the subject and raise money at the same time.
“Because my uncle was given three months to live and that was it, he went with Bupa and was given some new drugs that were being introduced so he trialled them and it expanded his life.
“If we keep donating we can expand this research further not just for Bupa but so they are available on the NHS as well and help people to live longer.”
The Children’s Theatre Workshops by Kimberley-Rose, for children aged between three and 11, will be held from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday, April 3 at The Big Top Fun Centre, in Dovefields Retail Park.
It will cost £10 per person and every penny will be donated to the cause as the building is being provided for free.
Miss Woodhall added: “We will be raising money while giving youngsters the chance to experience what we do. If they like it then they will be offered more information about what we offer.”
More information is available by calling Miss Woodhall on 07592 415959 or by visiting the Facebook page at Children’s Theatre Workshops by Kimberley-Rose.