Housing schemes raise over £3,100 for charity

Residents_at_Springlees_Court_comp.jpgMonday 6 October 2014

Six Housing & Care 21 schemes in Oldham have raised over £3,100 for Macmillan, by taking part in the cancer support charity’s recent ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.’

Court managers, residents, and their family and friends displayed their fundraising flair by running a series of special events that included cake stalls, raffles, tombolas, table top sales, and coffee and tea.

Janice Crompton, Oldham housing services manager at Housing & Care 21, said: “This typifies the way in which our court managers, residents and the community come together to help others and is something we are keen to promote.

“The money raised helps those living with cancer and provides support for their carers.  I would like to thank everyone who took part for their generosity, hard work and support, it is greatly appreciated.”

Springlees Court and Dunsford Court in Springhead raised a collective £1,135, with School House and Holts Village reaching £571 and £826 respectively, and Charles Morris House and Wood Square raising a respective £332 and £259, taking the total to £3,123.

In addition, residents who attended the annual Housing & Care 21 ‘Residents’ Conference’ in September voted to keep Macmillan Cancer Support as their charity of the year. Staff and residents from retirement housing and extra-care schemes nationwide will join together to raise as much as possible for the cause over the next 12 months.