Strong community support for Friends of St Cross

Bob Gardner, Ian Hammond, Heather Green, Norma Simpson, Nigel Adams, Bob Skinner, and Anita Twigger
Bob Gardner, Ian Hammond, Heather Green, Norma Simpson, Nigel Adams, Bob Skinner, and Anita Twigger
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Clubs and groups around Rugby are continuing to show their support for the Friends of St Cross’ Diamond Jubilee Appeal.

Rugby Darts Summer League has donated £750 to help improve the Hospital of St Cross’ blood taking unit.

Heather Green, chairperson of the Friends, said: “We are delighted that the league has chosen to support us for a second year in succession.

“Many of the darts players said they thought that our decision to fund the relocation of the blood taking service would be of great benefit to the community.”

Myton Hospice, Teenage Cancer Trust and Pawprints Dog Rescue also received donations from the league.

The Friends has been holding a number of events to raise money for the special appeal and recently hosted two coffee mornings.

Rugby Mayor Cllr Ramesh Srivastava joined volunteers at an event at Ross Court, Rugby, which raised £380.

The Friends also held a ‘Cuppa and Book’ event at Bilton Methodist Church.

Catherine Hanby, of the Ball of Yarn knitting group, held a stall at the event and persuaded the mayor to try his hand at French knitting using a loom.

Catherine has knitted more than 100 hats for premature babies over the last two weeks.

The Friends will also be holding a book sale on October 4 in the Clock Towers Shopping Centre, Rugby, from 10am to 3pm in aid of the appeal.

The volunteers will also be launching their Christmas Raffle and prizes include a £100 luxury Christmas hamper, £100 voucher from Jamesway Travel, £100 pendant necklace donated by M&M Jewellers and a 22inch colour television donated by Sainsbury’s in Clifton Road.

Visit www.fsx.org.uk.