FOR 50 years a grandmother has opened up her home to the community to raise money for the charities close to her heart.
And to celebrate that golden anniversary Julie Scarborough again invited almost 200 family and friends to her Widley home to mark the occasion – and raised more than £1,000 The Rowans Hospice’s Dorothy’s Dream appeal.
Mrs Scarborough said: ‘It was a brilliant party. All the neighbours were there with their families and people I hadn’t seen for donkeys’ years.
‘I asked for donations instead of cards and presents.’
Dorothy’s Dream provides people nearing the end of their lives with care at home so they do not have to end their days in a hospice or hospital.
Together with previous fundraising events Mrs Scarborough has raised £1,500 which will be presented to a representative of the charity on Saturday at the last fundraising sale of the year.
Mrs Scarborough said: ‘There will be some unbelievable bargains.’
It is 9.30am to 1pm at 9, The Crest, Widley, PO7 5DG.