Sunderland community centre’s busy week for cancer charity

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A WEEK of fund-raising events came to a close at a community centre.

Staff and service users at Fulwell Community and Resource Centre have been raising cash for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Roker's Bungalow Cafe was the starting point for a sponsored walk by staff and service users from Fulwell Community and Resource Centre. Those taking part were raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Councillor Graeme Miller, Portfolio Holder for Health, Housing and Adult Services got the event underway by sounding a klaxon horn.

Roker's Bungalow Cafe was the starting point for a sponsored walk by staff and service users from Fulwell Community and Resource Centre. Those taking part were raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Councillor Graeme Miller, Portfolio Holder for Health, Housing and Adult Services got the event underway by sounding a klaxon horn.

On Monday, they hosted a pie and peas supper, before setting off on a sponsored coastal walk on Tuesday.

There was a sponsored cardio challenge at the Fulwell Road centre on Tuesday, before a car wash and table top sale on Wednesday.

On Thursday, staff members John Keeling and his son Matthew set off on a coast-to-coast bike ride, and were due to arrive in Sunderland yesterday, when the centre also hosted a coffee morning.

Macmillan was chosen as the centre’s charity for fund-raising events this year, after the death of a member of staff who had been treated by its nurses.

Centre manager, John Grabham, said: “We’re focussing on people’s interests and what they can do, and it’s changing the tables so that the people who traditionally receive services are now giving back into their local communities.”

Councillor Graeme Miller, cabinet member for health, housing and adult services, added: “Everyone at the Fulwell Community and Resource Centre has worked really hard to put this programme together, and I hope everyone will support their efforts. It has been a great opportunity for all those who use the centre to demonstrate what they can achieve with their skills.”