The Queen Elizabeth Hospital has received a donation of over £700 after a charity disco was held to support its Cancer Care and Treatment Centre and Cancer Research UK.
Valerie Everitt organised the disco at Ringstead Village Hall, which included live music and a raffle. People attending also gave generous donations to the causes.
The money raised was match-funded by Barclays, resulting in a donation of £724 for the QEH and £300 for Cancer Research UK. Valerie said: “I like to do these events for the village. I have held several in the village hall over the years to raise money for cancer charities, as this dreadful disease hits so many of us without discrimination and it needs to be eradicated. That’s why I like to raise funds that will be split between research for the future and care that’s needed now.
“A massive thank you to all the people who supported me by attending the disco, kindly made donations from near and far and a special thank you to all the local businesses who generously donated fabulous prizes for the raffle. There are too many to list but all are very much appreciated.”