Bingo night suc­cess

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

A BINGO night hit the jack­pot for the What Women Want group as they con­tinue their amaz­ing fundrais­ing.

The disco/bingo ses­sion at Tyther­ing­ton School at­tracted 178 women who raised £5,000 and raised the roof with their ren­di­tion of Sweet Caro­line

The WWW group do­nated £35,000 to the hospice, hav­ing al­ready raised £30,000 from a Rio-themed ball in Novem­ber. Some £15,000 of that to­tal will go to­wards fund­ing a new East Cheshire Hospice @ Home ser­vice which starts in a few months. It will al­low the hospice to help 750 pa­tients a year, a 50 per cent in­crease. The lat­est do­na­tion is also fund­ing a blad­der scan­ner and a Thera-Trainer bike for the Sun­flower Well­be­ing Cen­tre.

Jayne Carter, chair of WWW, said: “We raised more from this bingo night than any of the oth­ers and we’d like to thank ev­ery­one for their fan­tas­tic sup­port, in­clud­ing do­na­tions for our wheel­bar­row of booze.”

WWW have so far raised £185,000 to­wards a tar­get of £250,000 by next year, when they cel­e­brate their 10th birth­day and the hospice’s 30th an­niver­sary. Their next big event is a ball on Novem­ber 10 at Cran­age Hall. De­tails on the WWW Face­book page.

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