Couple raise money at their Ruby celebration

PUBLISHED: 11:58 15 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:47 04 May 2010

A SUTTON couple celebrated their Ruby wedding anniversary last month with a party to raise money for Milton Hospice. Tony and Jean Harnwell, of High Street, Sutton, had 85 guests at their anniversary celebration at The Glebe Community Centre, and asked th

A SUTTON couple celebrated their Ruby wedding anniversary last month with a party to raise money for Milton Hospice.

Tony and Jean Harnwell, of High Street, Sutton, had 85 guests at their anniversary celebration at The Glebe Community Centre, and asked them all to make a donation to the hospice instead of bringing presents.

Mrs Harnwell, who is chairman of Sutton Parish Council, said: "We asked for donations because when you've been married for 40 years, you have got everything."

She said the event was a great success, with more than £500 raised for the cause.

"We are very grateful to everybody who came - everybody was very supportive," she said, adding that she made the decision to ask for donations after she saw the campaign in the Ely Standard.

"I felt very angry that the Government have stopped funding for something which does such good work," she said.

# The Glebe Community Centre has its official opening on Saturday (17).

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