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Peo­ple urged to help add to £600k raised so far by dis­trict group

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - By Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A COU­PLE who are part of a 12 per­son fundrais­ing com­mit­tee that has raised £570,000 for char­ity are call­ing for more vol­un­teers to help get in­volved.

Liz King, from Chal­font St Peter, has been in­volved with Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port’s Ger­rards Cross and Dis­trict Fundrais­ing Group since 1994, and her hus­band Dave since 2014.

Mrs King, one of the orig­i­nal founders and who was re­cently an­nounced as chair­man of the com­mit­tee, said: “I’m look­ing for more vol­un­teers.

“I’m look­ing for peo­ple who will come on board and help us.”

They both said that while it was fun to do fundrais­ing events, the cur­rent team they have is just not large enough for the work they want to carry out.

Mr King said: “We’re still look­ing for peo­ple to come and talk to us, to be­come part of our team.”

The cou­ple said the com­mit­tee needed a big­ger fundrais­ing team af­ter hav­ing or­gan­ised two fundrais­ing events in the past six months.

She added: “In or­der to keep run­ning the fundrais­ing events we need peo­ple, ladies and gen­tle­men, to come and help our event team.”

Mr King said: “There’s a mes­sage ac­tu­ally. It’s hard work, but we do have fun do­ing it.”

We’re still look­ing for peo­ple to come

and talk to us, be­come part of our

team”

Mrs King said: “I’m sure that some­where out in the com­mu­nity there are mums or dads with a bit of spare time on their hands who have who have done a bit of events man­age­ment or have got some sec­re­tar­ial skills.”

The group, which is one of the most suc­cess­ful can­cer sup­port fundrais­ing groups in Bucks, cel­e­brates its 21st an­niver­sary this year and has raised more than £570,000 since 1994 through balls, raf­fles and other fundrais­ing events.

Mrs King said: “It costs Macmil­lan £27 per hour to fund a nurse. What I want to do is fund as many of th­ese hours as pos­si­ble.”

Con­tact 0300 1000 200 or visit macmil­lan.org.uk for more in­for­ma­tion.

FOUNDER: Liz King, the chair­man of Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port’s Ger­rards Cross and Dis­trict Fundrais­ing Group

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