Charities receive £900 boost thanks to Sidmouth fundraiser

Dream-A-Way chairman Jeff Merrit MBE and trustee Gill receiving a cheque from Eve Lankester (left) a

Dream-A-Way chairman Jeff Merrit MBE and trustee Gill receiving a cheque from Eve Lankester (left) and Win Manley - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Living with Cancer and Dream-A-Way have shared in £900 raised at a fundraiser’s annual coffee morning.

Win Manley, the Sidmouth charity’s president for 2015/16, has raised cash with the events every year since 2003.

“There’s no magic wand,” said Win. “It just happens, with the help of everyone.

“They’ve always been well supported. I’m waiting for the year I can announce I raised £1,000.”

She started the events with her husband Richard in 2003 after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.


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The first raised £514 for the Chestnut Appeal, which is specifically for prostate cancer, but others have boosted homelessness charity Shelterbox and various different causes each year.

Sidmouth Living with Cancer continued to support Win after Richard’s death in 2009, and in thanks, she has carried on fundraising.

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The charity’s chairman, Bill Lankester MBE, praised her efforts and said: “To raise £900 in one morning in your own home is such an achievement.”

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