RETIREES from Bromsgrove's St James Court joined the celebrations as a cheque for £50,0000 was presented to Macmillan Cancer Support.

St James Court was one of 241 Hanover Housing Association estates across the country to contribute to the substantial donation, which was presented by the organisation's chair Stuart Burgess on Friday (March 2).

Dr Burgess said: "This is really is a tremendous fundraising effort to help support the many friends, colleagues and loved ones who have faced cancer.

"I am particularly impressed by the enthusiasm of our residents, many of whom are retirees and pensioners.

"To be able to present £50,000 to Macmillan is testament to the Hanover network and the caring community spirit that exists.

"It’s a pleasure to work with such a dedicated team of people for this worthy cause."

On receiving the donation, Macmillan's senior fundraising manager Leena Sirpal said: "We are extremely grateful for the fundraising efforts from the Hanover communities across the country.

"They have raised an incredible amount of money over the last year which will benefit many people living with cancer."

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