Some tune­ful help is needed

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION - GIL­LIAN BAR­NETT Di­rec­tor of Fundrais­ing and Mar­ket­ing Ren­nie Grove Hos­pice Care

WE’RE look­ing for some vol­un­teers to give up just 15 min­utes of their time a week and help out at our won­der­ful Singing for the Brain ses­sions in Bea­cons­field.

Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety pro­vides sup­port to peo­ple af­fected by de­men­tia across Buck­ing­hamshire and we al­ready have some fan­tas­tic vol­un­teers who help out in a va­ri­ety of ways.

But now we’re look­ing for two or three more peo­ple to vol­un­teer their time in a very par­tic­u­lar way – by set­ting up and/ or clear­ing away the ta­ble and chairs at our Singing for the Brain® group in The Fitzwilliams Cen­tre in Bea­cons­field.

The ac­tiv­ity is likely to take no more than 15 min­utes yet makes a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence to the suc­cess of the group, which runs most Fri­day morn­ings be­tween 10.15am and 12noon. Up to 40 peo­ple at­tend so ap­prox­i­mately 40 chairs and 1 large ta­ble need to be moved.

If you would like to know more about the Room Lay­out Sup­port vol­un­teer role and/or the ser­vices we pro­vide within Buck­ing­hamshire, please con­tact Jane Penton on 01296 718956 or jane. uk

JANE PENTON Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety Volunteering Of­fi­cer for

Buck­ing­hamshire, Berk­shire and Ox­ford­shire

as­tound us. Street col­lec­tions are a very im­por­tant source of fundrais­ing and very many thanks to our team of vol­un­teers who stood and col­lected for us.

In­creas­ing our fundrais­ing al­lows Macmil­lan to fund even more healthcare pro­fes­sion­als in the county and I know that pa­tients, their fam­i­lies and car­ers in Bea­cons­field are ben­e­fit­ting from the care of­fered by Macmil­lan pro­fes­sion­als.”

Macmil­lan spends a six-fig­ure sum in the county an­nu­ally, one that rises each year.

In 2014 630 peo­ple in Buck­ing­hamshire called the Macmil­lan Sup­port Line for help, £771, 950 in un­claimed wel­fare ben­e­fits was iden­ti­fied for lo­cal peo­ple and 345 peo­ple re­ceived grants to help with es­sen­tial liv­ing costs.Can­cer is the tough­est fight most of us will ever face. No one should have to face can­cer alone and with your sup­port, no one will.

LIZ KING Chair­man Ger­rards Cross and Dis­trict fundrais­ing group Macmil­lan Can­cer


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