Shop­pers raise £1,100 for can­cer char­ity

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

BIG-HEARTED shop­pers have been thanked af­ter help­ing to raise more than £1,000 for char­ity.

Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port col­lected £1,138 thanks to the gen­eros­ity of shop­pers in Sains­bury’s in the town cen­tre, as well as peo­ple in Sta­tion Road dur­ing col­lec­tions on April 1 and 2.

Chair­man of the Gerrards Cross and Buck­ing­hamshire South fundrais­ing group, Liz King, said: “In Buck­ing­hamshire, an av­er­age of 11 peo­ple ev­ery day are di­ag­nosed with can­cer.

“This is a sig­nif­i­cant sum of money as £1,014 could pay for a Macmil­lan nurse for a week, help­ing peo­ple liv­ing with can­cer and their fam­i­lies re­ceive es­sen­tial med­i­cal, prac­ti­cal and emo­tional sup­port, and we thank every­body who stopped to drop some money into our col­lec­tion buck­ets.”

The group has sev­eral fundrais­ing events planned for 2016 and is al­ways look­ing for new fundrais­ers and vol­un­teers.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the char­ity call 07710 307 047.

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