Entering into the spirit of fundraising event
Published on: 26 Nov 2014
SKELETONS, witches and ghosts were among the young visitors to a Halloween-themed breast cancer fundraiser.
The event was the brainchild of Debbie Webb, who runs Webb’s Flowers at Cleeve Wood shops with husband Roger.
Debbie came up with the idea just two weeks before the scariest date of the calendar, and had to get her skates on to ensure the event was a success.
Children in fancy dress arrived at Webb’s Flowers after school and joined in the fun. They took part in trick or treat, sat around a witch made up of balloons to play pass the parcel and watched a spell-binding magician. The event was held in aid of BUST - Breast Cancer Unit Support Trust - which is based at Southmead Hospital.
The trust is made up of volunteers who have all experienced breast cancer. They support the work of the Bristol Breast Care Centre by raising money to purchase state-of-the-art technology before it is available through the NHS.
Volunteers, including friends of Debbie’s, attended the event and sold cakes to further boost the coffers.
Debbie said: “It was really excellent and raised around £200 for BUST. The children looked brilliant and had a great time. There were quite a few mums and dads there too.
“The volunteers from BUST turned up to support the event and were absolutely amazing.
“It was the first time I’d done anything like this. I had the idea of linking Halloween with BUST because nothing is scarier than breast cancer.
“One of my staff, Gillian, has breast cancer and I’ve had quite of few friends who have experienced the disease so it’s a cause close to my heart.”
BUST has raised and spent more than £1 million on supporting patient care