Daughter holds fun day for mum and Macmillan

The fun day was held at the Thurlaston Hotel
The fun day was held at the Thurlaston Hotel

Sizzling sunshine shone on the grounds of Draycote Hotel on Sunday as families gathered to help people fighting cancer.

Paula Dew celebrated her mum Irene’s 69th birthday by holding a day of fun at the Thurlaston hotel.

The day was held in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, who have been an “amazing help” to her family.

Paula, who lives in Larch Close, Bilton, hoped to raise £2,000 from the event.

She said: “I asked for a day of sunshine for mam’s birthday bash and I got it.

“Mam would’ve loved it.”

The day included stalls, bungee run, children’s characters including Peppa Pig, disco and refrehsments.

Her daughter Briony Dew, eight, took part in the ice bucket challenge on the day.

“It was freezing,” she said. “I didn’t mind though because it’s for such a good cause.”

There was also a raffle with top prizes from local businesses.

Organisers would like to thank everybody who supported the event in any way.

Paula said: “Special mention to Draycote Hotel who let me use the venue for free, Stephan Marriott, Mina Kashmir, Anna Marecka, Johnny, Rhiannon and John Mason, the owner of Whitefields Golf Club, who gave a generous donation to Macmillan.”

Everyone is welcome to her coffee morning being held at Frankie & Benny’s, Leicester Road, Rugby, on September 26, from 9.30am - 11.30am.