Bield volunteers and tenants raise cancer charity cash
More than £355 has been raised for women facing breast cancer by tenants and staff at a Bield retirement housing development in West Lothian.
A successful Summer strawberry tea party at Mosside Court in Blackburn raised the cash to support UK charity Breast Cancer Care, smashing a £200 target thanks to the involvement of the local community.
Bield volunteers hosted a variety of activities throughout the day, including a tombola, a raffle and a quiz, all while providing lots of home-baked strawberry treats and keeping the tea flowing.
Margaret McEwan, development manager at Mosside Court, said: “With July just around the corner and still no sun in sight, we wanted to bring a little summer spirit to our tenants by hosting the strawberry tea party.
“It was a lovely day for all the tenants and members of the Blackburn community who came along, made even better by the fact that we raised a fantastic amount of money for such a great cause.
“Breast Cancer Care is particularly close to the hearts of many of our tenants and their families so we wanted to take the opportunity to give something back and support all those currently living with breast cancer.
“We also wanted to raise awareness – many of our tenants are in the high risk age group and we encourage checking yourself on a regular basis.”