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Street party raises money for cancer in Kidderminster
7:10am Tuesday 11th September 2012 in News
CAKE and tea was on offer at a street party in Kidderminster to raise funds for cancer care.
Karen Rawlings, of Grosvenor Avenue, organised the party for her neighbours to help collect money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Both of Miss Rawlings’ parents died of cancer and a number of residents in the street have been supported by the charity.
Miss Rawlings said: “It’s a worthy cause. I worked briefly for Macmillan and I like their whole ethos.
“After my dad died in April I moved back into the family home in July and wanted to do something to get the neighbours together.”
Miss Rawlings, a retired nurse, was born in Grosvenor Avenue. Her family moved away but returned to the street in 1975.
She added: “It’s a lovely street. Everyone’s really friendly and willing to help.”
The event included egg and spoon races, refreshments, a BBQ, wheelbarrow races and cake.
Children who live in the street helped to bake treats and waited tables for guests.
Party guests raised £212 for Macmillan Cancer Support.