Gen­er­ous shop­pers boost char­ity

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES -

SHOP­PERS do­nated more than £1,200 to char­ity in just two days.

Vol­un­teers from The Christie col­lected the do­na­tions af­ter set­ting up in the Grosvenor Cen­tre. Ed Kennedy, Grosvenor Cen­tre man­ager, said: “I’m de­lighted with how char­i­ta­ble the peo­ple of Mac­cles­field have once again proven to be. The Christie do re­ally cru­cial work with peo­ple that need it the most and I’m ex­tremely pleased that they’ve had a suc­cess­ful two days in the cen­tre. To raise more than £1,200 in that time is quite re­mark­able.” Vicky Bis­sett, vol­un­teer fundraiser, said: “We have two very im­por­tant projects that we’re sup­port­ing. The first is a 3T scan­ner that will help a range of peo­ple with can­cers of the head, neck, pelvis and prostate. The se­cond is a Pro­ton Beam Ther­apy Ma­chine that will make treat­ment plan­ning a more ac­cu­rate, per­son­alised and ef­fi­cient process. We need to raise more than £5.5 mil­lion to fund the cap­i­tal cost of build­ing and equip­ping the ded­i­cated re­search space with the new pro­ton beam and ther­apy cen­tre. Ev­ery sin­gle penny do­nated by the kind peo­ple of Mac­cles­field will help us reach our tar­get and I’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Ed Kennedy, ev­ery­one at the Grosvenor Cen­tre and all of the kind shop­pers that helped us raise so much in such a short space of time.”

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