Brew­ing up can­cer cash at cof­fee morn­ing event

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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

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