Red Cross praises residents for their efforts in fundraising

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Residents of Havant, Hayling Island and Waterlooville have been recognised for their charity donations.

People living in these areas collected money for the British Red Cross during the Red Cross Week.

Collections and events took place as residents got involved with the charity’s annual fundraising initiative.

The money collected in the Havant, Hayling Island and Waterlooville areas will go towards the lifesaving work of the Red Cross, both internationally and in the UK.

The charity aims to support people with disability or illnesses by providing Mobility Aids.

This short-term amount will help fund medical equipment such as wheelchairs and walking aids.

Red Cross fundraising manager for Hampshire, Pauline Gibson, said: ‘We rely on the generosity of the people of the UK for the money we need to carry out our vital work at home and abroad.

‘Everyone who showed they care about the vulnerable people has joined us in refusing to ignore these people.’

Here is a breakdown of the donations received:

n Streets collections: Havant £447.07, Hayling Island £430.17, Waterlooville £ 114.83

n House-to-house collections: Hayling Island £168.53.

n Private premises: Hayling Island £93.51, Waterlooville £539.66.

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