Successful fun day raises hundreds for charity

Macmillan Cancer fundraisers at Whitleley Shopping Centre in a photo booth L-R Yasmin Groves 22, Emily Moore 21, Nicole Seal 23, Eve Green 23.''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142749-1)
Macmillan Cancer fundraisers at Whitleley Shopping Centre in a photo booth L-R Yasmin Groves 22, Emily Moore 21, Nicole Seal 23, Eve Green 23.''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142749-1)
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HUNDREDS of pounds were raised for a cancer charity by a grateful granddaughter after her grandmother was helped by the cause.

Emily Moore organised a fun day of activities at Whiteley Shopping Centre to say thank you to Macmillan Cancer Support after it provided nurses when her grandmother was diagnosed with cancer four years ago.

It was the first time the 21-year-old had arranged such an event and she was delighted when scores of people turned up in support on Saturday.

Miss Moore, from Fareham, said: ‘We raised £638.90. We had a massive cake sale and all of the cakes sold and the photo booth was brilliant.

‘It was so much fun and all the kids got involved.’

Miss Moore’s grandmother Kathy Gale, 71, from Fareham, has now recovered from the illness and she even made a special appearance at the event to draw the raffle.

Miss Moore said: ‘My nan popped down and she said she was really proud of me. She really enjoyed the day.’

The event saw face painting, competitions, live music and dancing displays.

Mayor of Winchester, Councillor Eileen Berry opened the day and there were performances from Synchronize Dance Crew and musician Roy Peplow.

Miss Moore said she was already thinking about organising another event.

She added: ‘It was brilliant and I’m definitely thinking about doing another one, maybe next year.’