Brewing up cancer cash at coffee morning event
More than £350 was raised for a lifeline charity when home baking and politics came together in Fernhill.
The Rutherglen branch of the Labour Party and Fernhill Senior Citizens teamed up to host a coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support recently and the event was a great success.
The groups came together when the Labour Party was searching for a venue for their fundraising coffee morning and the senior citizens offered to welcome them into their meeting at Fernhill Community Centre.
The collaboration resulted in a lot of home baking and a wonderful raffle full of prizes,
Margaret Cowie of the Labour Party said: “It was very well attended, everyone had a fantastic time and we raised £353.
“There are several people in the branch who have been touched by people with cancer and have experienced Macmillan Cancer Support nurses so we thought it would be a particularly good thing to do.
“There are lots of people affected by cancer these days and Macmillan nurses are such a valuable support.”
Delicious home baking was also shared with bingo players at Spittal Hall later in the day who also donated to the total raised.
Fundraiser Fernhill Senior Citizens raising a cuppa to Macmillan