A tea and cake sale in memory of a doctors’ receptionist has raised nearly £1,900 for brain tumour research.
Staff at St Paul’s Medical Centre in North Shore held a charity event as a way of saying goodbye to their former colleague Jeannie Fisher, who died in February, just three months after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.
The event at the centre on Dickson Road saw scores of people through the doors wanting to help raise funds in Jeannie’s memory.
Julie Bride, who works at the surgery said: “It went really well; better than we ever expected.
“Quite a few people came in and many of them stayed until we drew the raffle.” Prizes for the raffle were donated by local businesses.
The day raised £1,384, which has been boosted by a further £500 by HSBC bank.
Julie added: “It’s absolutely brilliant that we have raised so much. “We just can’t get over how generous everybody has been – everyone donated something.”
Jeannie, 59, was originally from Carlisle, but moved to Blackpool in 2006 when she started work at St Paul’s Medical Centre.