Bungalow morning helps nuclear kids

A CHARITY coffee morning at a Whitby bungalow has helped raise funds for children affected by the Chernobyl disaster.

The event was held at 17 Mulgrave Road and organiser Brenda Simpson hailed it an “overwhelming success”.

Donations of toys, clothes and bedding collected on the day filled a van and trailer and were supplemented with £1,115 of donations to charity Felsted Aid for Deprived Children in the Ukraine.

Mrs Simpson said: “Once again my friends, family and the Whitby Gazette turned up trumps with their support and very generous donations.

“To those who helped in so many ways I would like to say a heartfelt thank you.”

In addition to the fund-raising events a presentation was given by charity founders Pauline Craven and Alan Hilliar.

“It was wonderful to see where the aid goes”, added Mrs Simpson, “All the treatment given at the centre is free.

“We who have so much have no idea what it must be like to have to pay for medical treatment for our children.”

For more information about Felsted Aid for Deprived Children visit www.felstedaid.org.