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Big hearted residents in Chester raise money for charity

12 February 2016

Big hearted residents from Sanctuary Housing in Chester held a coffee morning and raffle to raise money for charity

Residents organised a charity event at Sanctuary’s Hoole House in Chester

More than 50 residents attended the event, which was organised by resident Cynthia Morgan at Sanctuary’s Hoole House retirement living scheme, with £310 being raised for the British Heart Foundation.

Funds were raised from a resident-led raffle at Hoole House

Funds were raised by selling cakes and pastries which were made by residents, as well as guessing a large teddy bear’s name. Prizes donated included a £10 voucher from Jone’s Coaches of Flint, a carvery for four at the Royal Oak in Mickle Trafford, chocolates from Rococo in Eastgate Street, two vouchers for Hair Café in Watergate Street and £10 was donated from the Weight Watchers Club at Hoole House.

Sanctuary’s GOSH Group in Chester attended the day

Members of Sanctuary Housing’s Group of Older residents living in Sheltered Housing (GOSH) Nina Harris and Beryl McIntrye attended the event at Willow Crescent, which took place to coincide with the British Heart Foundation’s Heart Day. This involved charity events across the country raising funds for research into coronary heart disease.

Winner of Hoole House’s name the teddy bear competition

Gillian Sommers, a resident from Sanctuary’s retirement living scheme at Newton House, Plas Newton, won the name the teddy bear competition, with ‘Sommersby’ and the teddy was presented by the Sheriff of Chester’s Lady Janet Black.

Cynthia Morgan said: “I would like to thank the Residents’ Committee at Hoole House who supported this successful event, including Margaret Millichamp, Enid Rees, Pamela Forester and Jacqui Wright. Thanks to the residents who baked the cakes and for taking part in the name the teddy bear competition.”

Hayley Gough, fundraising manager – West Cheshire & Merseyside
British Heart Foundation, added: “At the British Heart Foundation our vision is to have a world in which people do not die prematurely or suffer from heart related illnesses. The progress we have made would not be possible without the support of local communities, so thanks very much to Sanctuary Housing and their Chester residents for this significant contribution.”


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