Hi to you all,

SueI am Amy’s Granny Sue and chair of our local University of the Third Age here in Bridlington. Our U3A band, the U3Mix, with the help of a local pub, organised a Party Night for Amy to raise funds for CMN. Quite by chance we learned that the grandson of the leader of the band also has a birthmark-the family did not know anything about any support group.

Tickets sold out in no time-there was only room for 70 but I know that more squeezed in somehow. We oldies had a really swinging night- with all the grandchildren in attendance selling raffle tickets. Who could refuse them? Amy’s mum Rosinha made wonderful Brazilian cakes for the interval refreshments. The Landlord ran a quiz and we did a ‘Play your cards right’ for the children. After paying £1 each for supper, we raised £285. Thanks to the U3A and to the lovely pub hosts Tom and Louise.

SueWe are now looking forward to our next fundraising event. Amy’s great Aunty Rosie, a professional artist, has donated a beautiful picture for us to raffle. So far we have raised nearly £200 by selling raffle tickets when she opened her studios to visitors over two weekends (part of the local artists’ Open Studios annual event). We will now have one more raffle opportunity at our next U3A meeting in November.