Hous­ing staff back can­cer char­ity ap­peal

The Galloway News - - DISTRICT NEWS -

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

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