Support group bags thousands in months
A SUPPORT group has already raised more than £3,168 for East Cheshire Hospice after just six months of fundraising.
Cake sales, bagpacking, bucket collections and an afternoon tea have contributed towards the success of Poynton Support Group. A plant sale and a big band swing night in May added to a busy diary for a group which began with an open meeting in Poynton Civic Hall last September. Hospice staff and representatives of existing support groups in Wilmslow and Knutsford had explained what is involved. A handful of meetings in homes led to the formation of a committee, chaired by Josephine Pyke, which now meets at the Royal British Legion.
Josephine said: “We’d like to thank the Royal British Legion for their support and everyone for their help towards such a highly successful start.
“Our group is becoming known in Poynton and we’d appreciate any further support as we look to build on our initial success.” The Poynton committee is looking for more volunteers with all ages welcome. To get in touch with the group, or to volunteer, call 01625 871536 or email friendsofeastcheshire@ outlook.com.