Woodcote Residents Raise Money for Hospice
December 2007 story
at a Hethersett sheltered housing complex have raised over £4,000 in
the last three years for the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices
latest cheque for £1,465 was presented by Woodcote residents to David
Went, EACH’s Community Fundraiser for Norfolk, as part of their
Christmas build-up. A further donation of £52 took the amount raised
this year to over £1,500.
Our photo shows Marion Waterson presenting the cheque to David Went with
fellow residents looking on.
Our photo shows Marion Waterson presenting the cheque to David Went with fellow residents looking on.
money has been raised by 28 residents through a variety of methods
including weekly donations, raffles and a spare change jar which alone
resident, Irene Williams, has donated all her bingo winnings for the
like to support the children. It would be silly of us to support Help
The Aged as it might be viewed as being rather selfish,” joked fund
co-ordinator Marion Waterson
also support the charity by regularly visiting EACH’s shop in
Wymondham where they purchase their Christmas cards.
is a wonderful thing you are doing and it’s lovely to see the older
generation supporting children. Support such as yours allows us to go
from strength to strength. We are looking to extend our premises at
Quidenham to create additional family accommodation,” David Went said.
runs three hospices in East Anglia at Quidenham, Milton in
Cambridgeshire and Ipswich in Suffolk.
Residents were able to celebrate after the presentation by pulling crackers donated to them from a private party at Park Farm Hotel. Meanwhile there has been plenty of Christmas spirit around as children from the village infants and junior schools were due to visit the complex to sing carols. Residents were also due to make the short journey to the Infants school to see their Christmas play. This season also saw Hethersett and District Churches Together planning to sing carols at the complex.
December 2006 story