11:30AM, Monday 12 May 2014
Families indulged in hot dogs, coffee and cake at a fair held at Rosemead Surgery which managed to raise £1,200 which will go towards purchasing a new lift.
About 150 people attended the May fair which took place at the surgery in Ray Park Avenue on Saturday.
As well as a barbecue, tombola, and a raffle, fair-goers could also shop around the various stalls which were selling bric-a-brac and other items.
Businesses in the area donated restaurant, hairdressing and golfing vouchers which were given as prizes in the raffle.
Receptionist Elsie Cook said: “This event was all about involving the community to get everybody – old and young – together.
“It also stimulated conversation for the elderly and gives them a chance to come down and have a cup of tea and keep in touch with people.
“I think sometimes coming to an event like this is better than a prescription as it gives people a boost.”
Following recent expansions to the surgery, the lift will make the upstairs rooms of the building accessible to elderly and disabled patients.
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