Events raise £1,200 for Macmillan

Tenants and staff of Two Rivers Housing have been joined by the whole community in raising more than £1,200 for Macmillan Cancer Support this month.

Always happy to embrace an excuse for cake, staff at the Newent office raised £156 in a morning of selling home-made fayre and challenging colleagues to take part in some food-related competitions.

Then tenants at four housing schemes across the Forest – Willowdean (£83) and Hilldean/Worcester Road (£523) in Cinderford, Tufthorn Close in Coleford (£100), and George Place in Berry Hill (£370) – were joined by their friends and neighbours to buy hot drinks and cake, raffle tickets and tombola prizes and enjoy a few hours of socialising as they supported this excellent charity at four separate events.

Ann Pugh, a Two Rivers Housing HomePlus Scheme Co-ordinator who led fundraising activities at Hilldean/Worcester Road, said: “This was a fantastic effort from staff, tenants and the community right across the Forest, giving their support to a brilliant cause that affects so many people.

“”˜Supporting communities’ is an important part of what Two Rivers does, and occasions like these show how good we are at coming together to help others.”