Street party raises cash for cancer charity

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COMMUNITY spirit has helped raise money for a cancer charity.

Residents young and old of Harold Road in Stubbington all chipped in to have a good old-fashioned knees-up to celebrate the Royal wedding in April.

But generous contributions meant the street had £90 leftover – so residents decided to donate the money to the Macmillan Cancer Trust.

Wendy Byng, 67, of Harold Road, said: ‘It was a great day and we hadn’t planned to raise any money.

‘But what we had this money leftover we decided to donate it to charity.

‘The event was also a good way to speak to everyone in the street.’

Activities at the street party included a knobbly knee contest, Aunt Sally pub game and taking part in a singalong.

The street is already busy planning its next party, which will be open to all residents, for the Queen’s jubilee celebrations next June.

David Byng, 69, said: ‘I’ve written to Fareham Borough Council already because we want to have a party next year.

‘We’ve already started our plans and we hope it will be successful.’