A GROUP of ladies calling themselves ‘The Weigh-In Club’ recently held a series of events in aid of the AECC Torrevieja cancer charity and again surpassed their previous best fundraising events in terms of the money raised.
Based at Casa Mia in El Chaparral, the ladies raised the sum of €1,679, mainly by selling homemade cakes and holding a very profitable raffle, as in previous years. Casa Mia hosted the main event but many other local businesses also provided help by donating prizes.
AECC hospital volunteer, Ann Bissett, was there to collect the money from Caroline Richardson and was surprised to be told that, in addition to the money raised by the Weigh-In Club, a lady named Jackie McGee had raised an additional €470 by organising a coffee afternoon at the Bamboo Lounge in Entre Naranjos.
Jackie’s amount made the total raised and donated to the AECC an impressive €2,149 for the charity to use in its research and screening programmes.
Ann thanked everyone for their generosity and hard work and reminded the ladies of the need to go for regular breast cancer and cervical smear checks.