Some of the residents and community who enjoyed raising money for Myeloma UK

Almost £3,000 has been raised by residents at the Barratt Court Retirement Village in Skegness and the surrounding community.

The funds of £2,858.50 are going to Myeloma UK to help support patients undergoing chemotherapy for this form of blood cancer after one of the retirement village family members was affected by this after being told “You have a form of blood cancer for which there is no cure.” Sales from craft stalls, games and competitions, a coffee and cake pop-up shop, and a raffle and tombola which enabled over 100 prizes to be won following the generous donations from local businesses, all helped towards a very successful day.

Platform Housing Group were pleased to be able to help organise the event and support in organising some parts including an ice-cream van and a local band and singer to keep the residents and community entertained.

Hayley Cotton, Scheme Manager at Barratt Court, said: “It’s a great feeling supporting worthy causes and involving the community, helping charities to support people through difficult times. This fundraising day exceeded our expectations and we’re so thankful of everyone who helped to make it a huge success. We are also donating all proceeds from our coffee mornings to Myeloma UK.

Barratt Court is a popular location for the community providing amenities such as the Central Café where people can drop in for a coffee or a meal, Dee’s Convenience Store, Barnet Babes Hairdressing Salon and the local Police drop in surgery.”

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