A Driffield man has raised over £4,000 for a cancer charity at his 50th birthday party.
On Saturday 30 December, to co-inside with his 50th birthday, Robert Croft held a fundraising evening at the Bell Hotel in Driffield in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support - a charity close to his family’s heart.
The event was held following the death of Robert’s father, Arthur Croft who benefitted from Macmillan’s services at Scarborough Hopsital.
A total of £4,005 was raised on the evening.
Robert’s wife, Rose Croft said: “Robert’s father knew the party was going to take place and would have been very pleased with the well supported evening.”
Party-goers enjoyed a raffle, casino and various card games as well as a charity auctions and dancing to live music provided by local band, Strange Brew.
Pies and pes were cooked and served by staff at the Bell Hotel.
Mrs Croft added: “A total of £4,005 was raised on the night and Robert and his family would like to say a big thank you to everybody who was involved and made the evening a huge success and to all businesses and haulage colleagues for their kind contributions.”
Robert’s daughter, Emma Croft added: “We are so pleased to have broken the £4,000 mark.”
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer.
Macmillan are a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. The charity is not only aimed at patients who live with cancer, they also help carers, families and communities. The charity funds nurses and other specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres. For more information visit: www.macmillan.org.uk