Barmoor Castle Country Park residents have raised over £3000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care and Cancer Research.
They made £3206 during their annual park get-together for residents and their families and friends.
Judith Webb and her team have raised thousands of pounds for Cancer Research in previous years. But this year they joined forces with Mark and Wendy Nordmann, long term supporters of Marie Curie Cancer Care, who have set themselves a target of raising £6000 for the charity to mark Mark’s 60th birthday.
Wendy’s mother died of cancer in 2006 and she and her family had received a huge amount of support from Marie Curie Cancer Care. The couple decided that donating funds to the charity would be the best possible thank you and a great way to celebrate Mark’s birthday.
Instead of buying presents or arranging a party, Mark asked his family and friends to support his fundraising and is well on the way to hitting his target.
Friends and family have thrown themselves into a variety of ‘60’ themed sponsored activities - one friend has walked across 60 bridges in the North East, another has swum 60 lengths of her local swimming baths, while another walked the 60 miles from Cresswell to Berwick.
The event at Barmoor, attended by 160 people, involved stalls and activities including a silent auction of prizes donated by local businesses and individuals, a tombola, raffle prizes, cream and champagne teas, and live music.
“It really was the most magical day and we made a fantastic amount of money for Marie Curie Cancer Care and Cancer Research,” Wendy said. “We are so grateful to all the people and organisations who supported us and to everyone who attended and made it such fun, and especially to the kindness and generosity of Ann and Jamie Lamb, the owners of Barmoor Castle Country Park for allowing us to hold our event here.
“The beautiful venue and gorgeous scenery really made the day very special.”