Fun Day in Memory of Mary Raises Funds for Marie Curie
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.”