Sup­port group bags thou­sands in months

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

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.

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