The scheme in Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, charged £5.00 entrance
for visitors and Lisa Golby of L&B Jewellery came to sell
jewellery, handbags and scarves to raise the cash, with the
proceeds going to a local breast cancer support charity.
Scheme Manager Julie Hogan decided to host the event as October
is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. She encouraged residents and
staff to dress in pink and also invited Sue Bishop from Walsall
Breast Care Group to join the day.
Resident Joyce Stevenson said she had enjoyed looking at all the
jewellery. "Everything's so pretty and such good value. And it's
for a good cause so too," she said.
Sue said that she was glad to have been invited along for the
day. "All of the money will be going to charity and it's fantastic
how many of the residents are interested."
She has had breast cancer and now volunteers at the local
hospital one day a week. "I want to give something back," she said.
"When you hear the word cancer you think you're going to die and I
wouldn't have got through it without the people who supported me.
And in my volunteering, I've made so many friends and had a lot of
fun, like today."
Picture: Residents and staff at James Beattie
House, including Activities Co-ordinator Liz Williams (far left),
Scheme Manager Julie Hogan (front) and Walsall Breast Care Group
volunteer Sue Bishop (far right).
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