Cancer support fund-raisers prove they’re young at heart

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Brenda Naughton having her head shaved at Croft Court, Freckleton, to raise money for Macmillan
Photo Neil Cross Brenda Naughton having her head shaved at Croft Court, Freckleton, to raise money for Macmillan
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‘Golden oldies’ at an independent living complex got into the community spirit for charity.

Residents at Croft Court - a Freckleton living complex where over-55s can live independently with the help of on-site care staff - raised more than £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support at a cosy coffee morning on Friday.

Residents aged up to 100-years-old baked cakes and made hot drinks for the social meet-up.

And one woman, Brenda Naughton, had her head shaved to raise money.

Annette Mellor, scheme manager at Corft Court, said: “She’s very brave. I couldn’t do it. It really suits her though.

“I personally had a target, which I thought I would never reach, of £1,000, and I’m so ecstatic to say that we have raised £1,052.

“Everyone was absolutely happy to attend and everyoneparticipated in donations and baking.

“It was a real show of community spirit.

“Over £400 came from Brenda’s head shave.”

The event was also attended by Croft Court’s oldest resident, 100-year-old Mary Jones, who still lives on her own.

Annette said: “She’s really quite lucid for her age and is still living independently. It’s really amazing.

“It’s a way of keeping everyone involved in the community.

“I was going round begging different businesses for donations and they were all more than willing to help.

“I was overwhelmed when I counted the money because I thought it was beyond reach and when I told everyone they were all happy and clapping. I feel really humbled.”