Caledonia Housing Association tea dance raises money for palliative care unit
Residents of a Caledonia Housing Association sheltered housing scheme have presented a cheque for £109.50 to Roxburghe House, a purpose built specialist palliative care unit in Dundee.
The funds were raised during a tea dance at Mulligan Court hosted by Caledonia Housing Association Volunteer Services. The dance was well attended by Mulligan Court residents, their friends and family with visitors from Monifieth also joining in the festivities. Their £1.50 donation provided teas, coffees, sandwiches and cakes followed by the entertainment.
The highlight of the entertainment was 89 year old Nelly Wright, of Mulligan Court, taking centre stage to delight everyone with a couple of songs on the spoons, which everyone joined in with. With the sing song complete residences took to the floor for a few dances.
Kelly Hoskins, scheme manager at Caledonia Housing Association’s Mulligan Court, said: “It’s lovely to play host to the extended community from across Dundee & Angus in a tea dance that provides fun and enjoyment for our residents whilst evoking such a great sense of community spirit, whilst also raising funds for such a worthwhile course.”
Jane Andrew, clinical co-ordinator at Roxburgh House, added: “We would like to thank the residents of Mulligan Court for their very kind donation. The donations we receive help us to provide additional comforts for patients and families in the unit. Thank you to all who organised and enjoyed the tea dance which raised this money.”