West Cumbrian Golden Girls top £20,000 for charities
Last updated at 12:52, Friday, 21 December 2012
A group of West Cumbrian women, who call themselves the Golden Girls, have raised £20,000 for charity in six years.
About £10,000 has gone to Cancer Research UK and the remainder of the cash has been donated to other charities.
The eight friends are Marion Hucknall, 74, of Ennerdale Avenue, Workington, Irene Maxwell, 60, of Thorncroft Court, Ellen Wallace, 60, of Thorncroft Gardens, Kath Webster, of Craig Road, and Iris Guillane, 56, of Douglas Road, all Workington, Pauline Sharp, of Broughton Moor, and Pauline and Jean Petre, 73, of Billingham, Tees-side.
This year they chose Hospice at Home West Cumbria as their second charity and raised almost £6,000 for the two causes.
They recently held a ladies’ day event at Workington’s John Street Club, which included a buffet and entertainment.
They have also packed bags in return for donations at the town’s Asda and Marks & Spencer stores.
The Golden Girls decided to raise funds because they had all been touched by cancer in some way.
They have also raised cash for the Great North Air Ambulance and the intensive care unit of Whitehaven’s West Cumberland Hospital.
First published at 12:15, Friday, 21 December 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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