Housing staff back cancer charity appeal
One of the region’s social housing landlords took part in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Staff at Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership’s offices throughout the region, including Castle Douglas, raised £822.41 which the organisation then matched, taking the total to £1,650.
DGHP’s director of housing services, Jayne Moore, said: “I’m absolutely delighted, and quite taken aback, that everyone raised so much money.
“This is an amazing achievement by everyone who took part and we had some fabulous cakes, scones, tray bakes and treats that would give the contestants of the British Bake Off a run for their money.
“Anyone who has either lived with cancer, or been affected by someone with cancer, will know that Macmillan provides the best of help including an amazing website full of technical and practical information as well as resourcing nursing care and support in many different forms.
“Sadly the statistics reveal that one in three of us have or will be“touched”by cancer at some point in our lives and for that reason DGHP decided to match the wonderful efforts of our staff. I’d like to thank everyone who took part and for their contribution to our total.”
Coffee morning DGHP staff at the Castle Douglas event. Back row: Stacey Goodman, Moira Wallace and Shirley Smith, Front: Gordon Andrew, Kate Jaszewski and Karen Simonaitis
Great donation Kelly Trainor, left, and and Julie Drennan with the cheque