The residents of the 46-apartment assisted living development at Cherrett Court in Ferndown held a raffle and cream tea after the Men’s Wimbledon Final in July and raised £210 for Macmillan Caring Locally.
Neal Williams, the charity’s trust secretary received the cheque from Mrs Evelyn Piggott.
Neal gave a short presentation about Macmillan Caring Locally and the services provided to support terminally ill patients in the area. He also mentioned that the trust was hoping to build a new Macmillan unit at Christchurch Hospital.
A further cheque for £1,000 was presented by David Holvey, a Ferndown NeighbourCars’ volunteer. This donation was made possible by the generosity of NeighbourCars’ clients who are provided with transport from and to their homes by the volunteer drivers.
David provided the first journey for NeighbourCars on 16 October 2008 when he took a client to Bournemouth Hospital for a hip replacement operation. He has been driving regularly since that date. Joyce Little, from Cherrett Court, has been the coordinator of Ferndown NeighbourCars since it started in 2008.
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