Sister act keeps cash coming in
TWO sisters who have raised thousands of pounds for charity will stage another fund- raising event for hospital wards close to their hearts.
Freda Skelton and her sister Shirley received treatment at two of Lincolnshire's hospitals for breast cancer and a brain tumour respectively.
And now the pair, who have raised around £3,000 for charitable causes in the past, hope to raise another £1,000 for their chosen charities with a coffee morning.
"We have been doing charity events for the last few years, I think we have done four," said Freda, 68, of Old Leake.
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"We didn't have one last year because Shirley was just too ill. "She is quite a lot better now though and we have been planning this event for quite a long time.
"We are raising money for the breast cancer care unit at Boston Pilgrim hospital as I had breast cancer about seven years ago.
"We are also fundraising for Ashby Ward at Lincoln County Hospital as that is where Shirley was treated.
"The care we both received was brilliant and we want to give something back."
Freda and Shirley, 66, from Boston, have organised a charity coffee morning at Old Leake Community Centre on October 25. It will run from 10am to 1pm.
"We have tried to put quite a lot on," added Freda.
"When shops have been closing down we have gone in to try and grab a bargain.
"We have been working on this for about a year."
The event will include raffles, bric a brac sales and much more.
Annette Baggs, committee member of Old Leake Community Centre, said: "They have done dinner dances and coffee mornings before.
"The work they have put in is tremendous. As soon as one event finishes they start working on the next one.
"Lots of their own time and money goes into the events too.
"They have both been through their own health issues which makes it all the more incredible. I would encourage as many people to get along to it if they can."