RESIDENTS and friends of Gourlay Street resident Mary Fishwick who passed away aged 99 in July this year have raised over £1,000 for Marie Curie by hosting a fun day in her memory.
On beautiful sunny afternoon outdoor activities included welly boot throwing, hook a duck and soak the manager where residents could throw wet sponged at ng homes’ Sheltered Housing Manager Karen Johnson.
Indoors there was a chance to purchase home baking, costume jewellery and other delights from various stalls. There was also a guess the baby competition featuring sheltered housing staff which added to the fun. A range of food was served to residents throughout the day including pasta, hot dogs and samosas.
Sheltered Housing Manager Karen Johnson said: “On Mary’s 99th birthday last year we had a party and she received lots of gifts and cards and at that time she donated the cash she had been given to Marie Curie. Just 6 weeks short of her 100th birthday Mary passed away and staff, friends and neighbours wanted to do something to remember her.”
Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie Susan Harrison said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to Karen and her team for organising a great event. It was a lovely afternoon filled with laughter and a lovely way to remember Mary.”
Chairperson of ng homes John Fury said: “Mary was a real character and she will be missed by all who knew her. This was a great way of celebrating Mary’s life and at the same time raising funds for an excellent cause.”