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Local family bake their way to fundraising success
A mother and daughter from Cleethorpes have presented the Stroke Association with £1,300 of vital funds after hosting a cake sale in their garden.
Christine Richardson, 60, and her daughter, Gemma, were both inspired to host the fundraiser in August after Christine’s husband, John, had a stroke five years ago. John was supported by the Stroke Association throughout his recovery, however sadly he is in now palliative care at home.
Christine said: “We had such a lovely day serving tea and cake to more than 60 guests, who each donated £2.50 as their entry fee. Fortunately I have seven sisters who all bake, so they baked up a storm and their cakes went down brilliantly with our guests. We were also very fortunate to have 80 prizes donated from local businesses, which we used in a raffle and tombola, and also had lots of games on the day.
“We chose to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association to help support other families who have also been affected by stroke. We’re actually planning next year’s event already!”
Joanne Burr, Community and Events Fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: “With more than 100,000 strokes in the UK each year, it’s vital we have people like Christine and her family to help raise vital funds. We’re incredibly grateful to her for fundraising for us; the money raised will go a long way in helping to support others who are living with the effects of stroke, as well as their families and carers.”
The Stroke Association provides an Information Advice and Support Service and Communication Support Service in North East Lincolnshire, in partnership with NHS North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group. For more information about stroke, ring the Helpline on 0303 30 33 100 or visit www.stroke.org.uk.