Residents Raise Cash for Relief Effort

18th January 2005

Big-hearted Three Rivers sheltered housing residents banded together last week to raise an astonishing £1,400 for victims of the tsunami disaster in Asia.

Residents of Grove Court, Moneyhill Court and St Mary's Court held a games afternoon in aid of the disaster on Friday 14 January, at St Mary's Court in Rickmansworth.  Residents took part in quizzes, played bingo, and held a raffle and tombola, all rounded off with a cream tea.

Around sixty residents took part along with Leader of the Council Ann Shaw, who said:

"Fundraising events like these are a fantastic way for all of us to help those affected by the disaster.  We all really enjoyed taking part, and the amount of money raised demonstrates the great generosity of Three Rivers residents."

Scheme manager at St Mary's Court, Lilian Coniam, added:

"After the events in Asia we decided that we should all do something to help.  We've held charity games afternoons like these in the past and they've always proved popular and really successful.  The games afternoon was a great way of getting everyone together to do something worthwhile, and we are so pleased that it's been such a success."