Macmillan receives �5.5k from Wisbech fund-raising group as countdown begins to World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

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.

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For more information about the group, contact Adele on 01945 587653 or Wendy on 01945 587277.