Eleven-year-old Kendra Theaker-Gregerson is arranging a LEGO event at the West Marsh Community Centre, Grimsby, UK to help raise money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Kendra has been in pain for her entire life and receives treatment for syrinx of the spinal cord at the hospital. It is a neurological condition that causes limb weakness and a painful temperature sensation over her back and neck. Since being diagnosed, she has had over 40 procedures to help ease her pain.
LEGO building has provided a distraction for the 11-year-old, who has built a model of Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital including the helipad that fundraising is currently underway for. A total of £6 million is the overall fundraising target, which the event will contribute to.
The event will see LEGO MASTERS Series 1 winner Nate Dias in attendance along with builders from Northern Brickworks. There will be models on display, a Nintendo challenge and a wand workshop.
“The staff at Sheffield Children’s Hospital have been so good to Kendra we want to do all we can to support them,” Kendra’s mum told GrimsbyLive. “Having a rooftop helipad means patients can go straight into a lift and into A&E, rather than landing in the park opposite and that takes more time.”
The great Grimsby Brick Show will take place at the West Marsh Community Centre, Grimsby from 10.00am until 4.00pm on Saturday, November 16.