Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Mill Crescent lights - a great result!

Mill Crescent lights - a great result

Friday 31stJanuary saw the proceeds of this year’s Christmas light display being handed over to
representatives from the Teenage Cancer Trust at The New Inn - a very enjoyable social occasion.
Thanks to Chris for his hospitality.

£2511.67 was a tremendous result, and credit is due to the residents of Mill Crescent and the wider
village for their displays, and to Martin and Rachel Gay who had the task of counting the donations on a
daily basis.

This year, contributions were gratefully received from the Westerleigh Buff Lodge and the Women’s
Institute. Not forgetting our pubs: Ye Olde Inne held a darts match against Tulip and N.P.H. hire
workers, and Chris at the New Inn held a Christmas Raffle with proceeds to the fund.
Laura Scowen accepted the cheque and said: “Teenage Cancer Trust would like to say an enormous thank you to the residents of Mill Crescent and everyone who donated to their Christmas lights display for raising an incredible £2,511.67. This money will go towards Teenage Cancer Trust’s South West Appeal, to fund and build the region’s first specialist unit for young people with cancer at the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre. The unit has been designed to be as close as possible to a young person’s normal life and will include both in-patient and out-patient floors complete with en-suite bedrooms, social areas, a kitchen and dining area, quiet rooms and consulting rooms. For the first time young people with cancer in the South West will be able to be treated together and have access to the very best specialist care and support that they need in an environment tailored to their needs.

Teenage Cancer Trust is delighted to announce that we have raised £2.3 million of the total £2.5 million
needed to open this unit and, thanks to the kind support of people like the Mill Crescent residents, are
hoping to raise the final £200,000 for the unit to open this spring’’.
To find out more visit www.teenagecancertrust.org/southwest.

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