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Sisters aim to turn trash in to cash for charity

Date: 17/11/2009           Category: Childrens Care

Two sisters from Medway are hoping to turn trash in to cash this weekend to raise money for charity. On Saturday (21) Jo and Denise Bunn will be selling a range of bric-a-brac, toys and homemade cakes to raise money for the charity Sense. All money raised will be donated to the charity in memory of their friend Donna Newton, who died while scuba diving in the Galapagos Islands in October. The two sisters are also taking taking part in the Virgin London Marathon next year and hope to raise at least £2,800 for the charity. Jo, who works as a Community Development Co-ordinator at the All Saints Sure Start Children’s Centre in Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, and her sister decided to run the marathon in place of Donna, who had planned to take part for Sense. The bric-a-brac sale is the first of many events Jo and Denise are planning to raise money for the charity, including a quiz night, disco and raffles. Bargain hunters can lend their support by visiting Chatham Bowls Club in Palmerston Road, Chatham from 10am to 1pm. There will also be cake stalls, a tombola, book stall, raffle, face painting and refreshments. Jo said: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend Donna and felt very strongly that we wanted to continue her fundraising efforts by applying to take part in the London Marathon. “We know Donna would be proud of us and will be with us every step of the way.” You can donate items for the bric-a-brac-sale and raffle prizes by phoning Jo on 01634 338854. You can also sponsor them by visiting www.JustGiving.com/DeniseandJoBunn