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Rowledge Goes Red for Phyllis’s 40th

On 18th & 19th October, Rowledge went red to raise money for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, which is celebrating its ruby anniversary this year.

The idea was dreamt up by Rowledge resident and former Phyllis Tuckwell staff nurse Linda Bone, who is a passionate fundraiser for the charity – and the village threw itself into the challenge enthusiastically!

On Friday 18th the community coffee spot at the village hall was bedecked with red balloons and flowers, and volunteers served red-themed cupcakes whilst wearing red. The red makeover continued at Jewels Hairdressers, Hands’ the Butchers and the Co-op, and even more so at the Rowledge Garage where everyone wore red overalls and sprayed their hair red!

On Saturday morning, the Farnham Runners wore red running gear and held a bucket collection for Phyllis Tuckwell at the Park Run at Alice Holt. And in the evening, the finale took place at the Hare and Hounds pub, where a packed house enjoyed a quiz night and supper with a raffle and auction, hosted by Ann-Marie, Adrian and their staff, who all went out of their way to follow the red theme.

Altogether a magnificent £1,540 was raised for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care and a great community spirit was shown. If you would like to raise money to support Phyllis Tuckwell in its 40th anniversary year, visit www.pth.org.uk/community-fundraising, email fundraising@pth.org.uk or call 01252 729446 for more information and support.