A local ice cream parlour has raised over £2,000 for a mobile cancer charity.
Farmer Brown’s Ice Cream Parlour, in Huttoft, has presented charity Hope for Tomorrow with a cheque for £2,000 following fundraising activities with the Axe & Cleaver and local residents.
Community Fundraiser Clemency Rubinstein said that she was “delighted” with the fundraising efforts.
She added: “I am thrilled not only to receive a cheque for over £2,000, but also with the way in which the local community in Huttoft has decided to support us too.”
The Axe and Cleaver supported the cause by organising a raffle.
Residents Rob Appleton and Jason Mott did their bit by gaining sponsors for shaving off their hair and beard respectively. Between them they raised almost £1,000.
Hope for Tomorrow is a national charity dedicted to bringing cancer treatment to rural areas.
The charity launched the world’s first Mobile Chemotherapy Units and the latest fundraising will help to operate mobile units here in Lincolnshire.
The area’s local unit, named Elaine after a local woman who battled cancer, launched in May 2014. It plans initially to visit Grantham, Louth, Skegness and Spalding.
A local man, Chris Meaker, went through cancer treatment before the Mobile Chemotherapy Unit had arrived in Lincolnshire.
He said: “A mobile chemotherapy unit will make such a difference to cancer patients, their family, and friends who have to travel long distances for treatment in Lincolnshire.
“Any money raised to help this become a reality would be fantastic and benefit so many local people.”
Visit www.hopefor tomorrow.org.uk for further information.