A TIMPERLEY Village clinic is hosting a fundraising day in aid of the Starlight Children’s Ward at Wythenshawe Hospital.

The cash raised by the Village Osteopaths at the event on April 12 will provide interactive and soft play toys and equipment for the play specialists department in the Starlight unit.

The charity is close to the Village Osteopaths’ hearts as principal osteopath Collette Nelstrop’s daughter, Ellie, has type one diabetes and is a frequent visitor to the ward as both an in and outpatient.

When asked which charity she thought the clinic should raise money for, nine-year-old Ellie picked the Starlight Children’s Ward because it has always made her feel safe and happy in a time of need.

Sean Bourke, the clinic director at Village Osteopaths, said: “It is a great cause that is doing great work in helping those children in our community who need great, attentive care in a time of need and we feel it is a good opportunity to give something back to them.

“We also treat a great number of babies and children in the clinic, from reflux, colic and sleep disturbances through to development problems, so we thought many of our little patients could help us support the charity too.”

On April 12, the clinic will be providing a wide-range of fun activities for children, and will be handing out free Easter eggs to visitors.

There will also be fun games for them, including face painting provided by the award winning MistyMoo face painters.