Rangeford Villages’ Mickle Hill retirement village, in Yorkshire, has raised the grand total of £4726.09 for St Catherine’s Hospice, after residents hosted a series of fundraisers throughout 2023.

Residents raised the money by hosting fairs at the retirement village for over 60’s, furniture sales, coffee mornings and a spa evening.

 

A cheque was passed to the hospice following the retirement village’s recent furniture sale, which added a whopping £1,681.50 to the overall amount. Following Mickle Hill’s recent Show and Marketing Suites refurbishment, the retirement village offered the furniture and other items to residents and staff. The items from the bungalows were offered over a period of two weeks, with smaller items to take and larger items of furniture offered by a silent auction.

 

Meanwhile, separate donation events took place, including the Christmas Fair, Coffee Mornings and a Temple Spa Night which raised £1163.84 of the total funds. The summer fair and three coffee mornings over the summer also raised a total of £1880.75.

 

The money generated will go towards St Catherine’s Hospice, which helps to provide care and support at home and in the hospice for adults with a terminal illness. The charity offers a wide range of help from medical care to wellbeing groups, as well as support for friends, family and carers.

 

Yvette Jones, Property Sales Advisor, said: “St Catherine’s Hospice is a charity close to our hearts here at the retirement village as it makes a real and tangible difference to lives of the local area. All the residents have been extremely committed in their fundraising efforts. They have had a great time putting on the events and supporting the deserving charities. We are all incredibly pleased with the money raised that will help support the charity.”

 

Tina Cox, Activities Co-ordinator at Mickle Hill, added: “It’s a great feeling supporting worthy causes and involving the community, and helping charities to support people through difficult times. At Mickle Hill, we take pride in being able to help in maintaining essential services for our local communities.