MORE than £1,000 was raised when loyal members of Pershore and District Royal Naval Association (RNA) and Pershore Naval Social Club came out in full force to support a charity coffee morning.
The event was held in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and organised by the late Ted Annis’ family on Saturday (September 26), raising a total of £1,010.
Homemade cakes, jams, marmalades and other refreshments were enjoyed at the coffee morning, which also hosted a grand raffle to help bump up funds for the vital cause.
RNA Chairman Terry Brimmell said: “The success of this event has been because of the hard work and determination of the late Ted Annis’ niece, who despite being very poorly battling liver cancer for the past two years, has rallied the family together to raise this terrific amount of money to help others suffering the same plight.
“To do such a thing in her time of greatest personal need is truly remarkable and I’m so glad so many people turned up to give her their support.
“Many of Ted’s family have been affected by cancer and likewise we in the RNA have had so many members over the past 13 years battling the disease.
“Therefore we know only too well how much organisations such as Macmillan are needed when people are enduring their darkest hours, so I would like to express my thanks to the Observer in the way of publicity and everyone who supported the event, particularly those who donated cakes and raffle prizes.”