Full house at Cancer Research bingo tea

TIme for tea: (L to R) Joyce Tewion, Pat Cordiner, Cancer Research UK shop manager Sheena Booth, Rosie Watt, Sheila Marshall, Vera Ritchie and Cancer Research UK retail area manager, Ken Donaldson, are joined by youngsters Emily and Morgan Anderson.
TIme for tea: (L to R) Joyce Tewion, Pat Cordiner, Cancer Research UK shop manager Sheena Booth, Rosie Watt, Sheila Marshall, Vera Ritchie and Cancer Research UK retail area manager, Ken Donaldson, are joined by youngsters Emily and Morgan Anderson.

A PETERHEAD charity shop that has raised almost £1.9 million for Cancer Research UK since it first opened, welcomed around 160 people to an annual bingo event recently.

Every year during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, the staff at the Drummer’s Corner shop organise a bingo tea.

This year’s event, at the town’s Palace Hotel, saw volunteers and supporters raise more than £1,700.

Cancer Research UK retail area manager Ken Donaldson said: “This is the 23rd year that the staff and volunteers at the shop have organised the tea and it is now a well-established and much anticipated event during Breast Cancer Awareness month.

“I’d really like to commend the efforts of the volunteers and supporters of the store as it is down to their tremendous hard work that the shop and this event are so successful.”

Ken added: “Since opening on the 12 November 1987, the shop in Peterhead has raised almost £1.9 million for Cancer Research UK. This is an astounding sum of money and I want to say a heartfelt thanks to everyone involved, from our shop staff and volunteers to those who have supported us by either donating goods or shopping here.”

Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, Cancer Research UK was able to spend over £41 million on groundbreaking work into breast cancer last year, making it the largest funder of breast cancer research in the UK.