Health charity benefits from Caistor garden party

Charity supporters Paula Turnbull, left, and Ruth Smith
Charity supporters Paula Turnbull, left, and Ruth Smith
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A kind-hearted Caistor couple have raised £900 for a health charity.

Ruth and William Smith hosted a garden party at their home recently in aid of the Grimsby branch of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

The event included an auction which saw donations being received from Cherry Valley Farms, The Settlement, Uncle Henry’s, Cote Hill Cheese, Nettleton Lodge Clay Shooting, Caistor Equestrian Centre, Tony Maund and Tom Woods Beers being put under the hammer.

Friends and neighbours joined together for the BBQ event, which also included a generous raffle, and a good time was had by all.

Ruth is a member of the Grimsby branch committee and officially handed the money over to fellow committee member Paula Turnbull.

The Grimsby branch of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research formed back in 1962, so last year saw them celebrate a golden anniversary.

And over those 50 years, almost £900,000 has been raised to help fund research into all types of blood cancer.

“We are very proud of our achievements to date and we are always looking for new people to join our group,” said spokesperson Sue Lucas.

“Whether you’d like to get involved on a regular basis as part of our committee or just help out with fundraising events as and when you can, we’ll make sure you feel very welcome.”

The next event will be the very popular annual shopping extravaganza at Market Rasen Racecourse, which this year takes place on October 16 and 17.

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