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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
MACMILLAN Cancer Support’s Wisbech fund-raising group presented a cheque for £5,500 to the charity’s Cambridgeshire office.
The funds, raised by individual donations and group events, were presented to Charlotte Darlow, fund-raising manager for Cambridgeshire.
The group also received a £300 donation following a concert by the Sheringham Shantymen at St Mary’s Church, West Walton. The event was held to raise money towards a community room for the church, with some of the proceeds going to Macmillan.
Wendy Smith, a member of the fund-raising group, said: “Of the funds raised during the year, a good proportion goes toward patient grants.
“In Cambridgeshire during 2011 £43,005 was given to 134 individuals - £11,122 was given to 39 people needing support in Wisbech.
“So be proud, all of you who spare a few coins for a collecting bucket, or give donations at a special event or celebration.”
The group holds its World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event at St Peter’s Church Hall from 10am-noon but on September 21 - a week earlier than the rest of the country. Members will then visit other events taking place on September 28.
For more information about the group, contact Adele on 01945 587653 or Wendy on 01945 587277.