Dramatic donation to Conquest

AN amateur dramatics group has donated £400 to the Conquest Hospital.

Catsfield Amateur Dramatic Society (CADS) handed over a cheque to staff at the McCartney Day Unit.

It chose to make the donation to the unit, which provides services for cancer patients, following the treatment and support given to Debbie Josling, whose husband and daughters are members of the group.

The money was raised through four performances of the pantomime Jack and the Three Musketeers at Catsfield Village Hall in December and a raffle.

Debbie said: “I never knew the McCartney Unit existed until I needed treatment for cancer.

“Everyone there is so friendly, they’re there for you to talk to or to hold your hand and are extremely dedicated and calm. I’m so touched that the CADS have donated this money following my treatment on the unit and would like to thank them for their support.”

Dave Stevens, from CADS, said: “Debbie’s illness is something that has affected us all and we know the unit does tremendous work and can’t thank staff enough for what they do.”