Bumper years for Macmil­lan ap­peal

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

THE MACMIL­LAN fundrais­ing com­mit­tee had its best ever fundrais­ing year rais­ing £41,629 dur­ing 2015.

The news was con­firmed at the An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing of Macmil­lan’s Gerrards Cross and District Com­mit­tee held at The Crowne Plaza Ho­tel Gerrards Cross on April 12. The com­mit­tee has also been re-branded as Gerrards Cross and Buck­ing­hamshire South Fundrais­ing Group due to the clo­sure of the High Wy­combe and Mar­low com­mit­tee at the end of 2015.

Liz King, chair­man of Gerrards Cross and Buck­ing­hamshire South Fundrais­ing Group, said: “We knew we were hav­ing a re­ally good fundrais­ing year in 2015 but we re­alised when the year-end ac­counts were com­pleted by our trea­surer that we’d raised £40,000 lo­cally which was our best-ever end-of-year to­tal and that was ab­so­lutely amaz­ing.

“Then to be in­formed by Macmil­lan’s na­tional fi­nance team that other rev­enue re­mit­ted and cred­ited to us meant that we had raised even more than we thought is awe­some. We are re­ally ap­pre­cia­tive of all those peo­ple whose gen­eros­ity has helped to raise this mas­sive amount of money.

“It’s enough to fund a Macmil­lan nurse for over nine months help­ing peo­ple with can­cer and their fam­i­lies to re­ceive es­sen­tial med­i­cal, prac­ti­cal and emo­tional sup­port.”

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