Sheltered housing raises cash for Macmillan

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Residents and staff at Eastwood’s Wellington Court sheltered housing complex raised £300 by holding a coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Scheme manager Barbara Marriott extended a warm welcome to Eastwood’s Mayor Cllr Hazel Charlesworth who officially launched the fund-raising event.

Wellington Court residents Phyllis Hooton, 92, Betty Hipkiss, 91 and May Parker, 90, contributed to the charity event which owed much to the efforts of a team of ladies who baked cakes for the occasion.

Barbara Marriott heaped praise on Mildred Hemstock, Shirley Van Binsberger, Sally Cuthbertson, Anita Burgin, Anne Tombs and Iris Sharpe who had ‘gone the extra mile to make the Macmillan event successful’.

A stall selling goods donated by residents was well supported, while a raffle helped the cause.

Cllr Charlesworth expressed her delight at the support given by family, friends and people in the local community.

“Each day people are being diagnosed with cancer and it is extremely rewarding to see the people of Eastwood lending their support to such a worthy cause,” she said.