The Dalziel Centre day hospice raised an incredible £2025 at its first ever summer fete on Saturday 13 June.
In addition to a car boot sale, home baking, plant sale, jewellery and many more stalls, the World Snooker Championship trophy – won by the “Wizard of Wishaw” John Higgins was on display.
Higgins, patron of NHS Lanarkshire's Dalziel Centre, was unable to attend but his dad and manager, also John, opened the fete and brought the magnificent silverware with him.
Carol Murphy, team leader of the centre, said: “This is the first summer fete we have held.
“We hope to continue it each year to raise money for counselling therapy for patients and carers which can make a big difference to the people who need the services of the Dalziel Centre.
“The turnout was fantastic on the day, the weather was great and we’re delighted with how much money we raised.
“I’d like to thank all the staff who gave up their time to organise and run the fete and for everyone who came out to support us on the day.
“A special thanks also to John Higgens senior who opened the fete.”
The Dalziel Centre is a day hospice, based at Strathclyde Hospital in Motherwell, for patients, carers and families in Lanarkshire who are affected by a cancer diagnosis.
Patients can be referred to the centre by GPs, district nurses, Macmillan nurses, hospital staff, social workers and the St Andrew’s Hospice.
Anyone from the Motherwell and Wishaw areas can also drop in any day from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively you can call the helpline on 01698 245076.