A POOLE care home has won praise after it helped raise more than £1,500 for the Youth Cancer Trust (YCT).
Colten Care’s Canford Chase home in Branksome Park hosted a vintage fashion show organised by Bournemouth-based ethical fashion organisation, WeDoReDo.
More than 70 people attended the event which also included street dancers, a display of beachwear, handmade Mexican jewellery and a finger buffet.
Karen Burdon, Colten Care’s Activities Coordinator, was among the fashion show models.
John Mitchell, the YCT’s Fundraising Co-ordinator, said Colten Care homes had raised thousands of pounds for the charity with Canford Chase playing an especially big part.
He added: “Only two months ago we picked up a cheque for almost £1,500 from activities held last year.
“The generosity is extraordinary and we are very grateful to Colten Care for providing the wonderful premises, fantastic buffet and staff free of charge for today’s event.”
Based in Bournemouth, the Youth Cancer Trust provides support and free, activity based holidays for young people aged 14 to 30 suffering with cancer or any malignant disease.
The holidays take place all year round with groups of eight taken each week.
For more information on YCT go to http://www.youthcancertrust.org/