Residents raise hospice money
Published by Neil Shaefer for Railway Housing Association in Communities and also in Housing
Anne Leck (front) with, from left to right, fellow residents Joan Todd, Joyce Kendrick , Mary Fraser and Kath Northam.
People living in a Stockton sheltered housing scheme raised a fantastic £650 in aid of a local hospice.
Residents of the Railway Housing Association-owned Hackworth Court scheme recently held a coffee morning to raise money for the Butterwick Hospice.
One of the residents, Anne Leck, has been receiving support from the charity’s day care service as she battles against lung cancer.
Anne, 74, was one of the organisers of the coffee morning, which included a raffle with 56 prizes and numerous stalls.
It attracted fantastic support from residents, friends, families and members of the local community, and it resulted in £652 being raised for the hospice.
Anne said: “Cancer can have a devastating effect on sufferers and their families and I know from my experience the vital services that charities such as the Butterwick Hospice can provide.
“We were delighted to raise so much money at the coffee morning and we would like to thank everyone who supported the event.”