Raffle was a win-win enterprise
27 September 2013
Fun-loving residents at a Southend sheltered housing complex have spent many happy weeks raising money to buy and equip mobile breast-screening units to tour south Essex.
The 43 ladies and gents at Cascades sheltered housing - part of
Estuary Housing Association - held a series of weekly raffles when
they both donated the prizes and took their chance of buying a
winning ticket. One 97-year-old resident, Violet Freiund, never
missed a week.
Resident Trevor Needham, who was in the foyer with the books of
ticket every day for five weeks, said: "Why wouldn't I get
involved? My wife had a few breast cancer scares and I wanted to do
what I could to help."
With all his fellow fundraisers cheering him on, Trevor
presented a £500 cheque for Southend University Hospital's Bosom
Pals On The Road Appeal to community fundraising manager, Kayley
She said: "It is quite clear that these raffles have been a lot
of fun for all those living and working at Cascades. We are truly
grateful to them and to manager Lorraine Shearer for supporting our
With pic: Ticket seller Trevor Needham handing the cheque to the
hospital's Kayley Harvey, with manager Lorraine Shearer on far