50 years of support for cancer charity
A CHARITY fundraising committee from Crosby has celebrated its 50th anniversary – and raising almost £1million for people affected by cancer.
Macmillan Cancer Support’s Crosby Committee, held a golden celebration event at St Helen’s Church Hall, in Crosby, to thank local people and businesses for their support over the last 50 years.
The nine-strong committee have members ranging from two-year’s service up to more than 30. Together they have organised a wide range of fundraising events for Macmillan over the years, including wine tasting evenings, ladies’ lunches and quiz nights.
Around 50 people attended the anniversary event, including the Mayor and Mayoress of Sefton, Councillor Dave and Wendy Robinson, Sefton Central MP, Bill Estersen, The Rev Martin Cadell, of St Joseph’s, as well local people and businesses who have helped the committee raise vital funds for local people affected by cancer.
Crosby Committee chair Maureen Gledhill said: “I must say a big thank you to all our members, both past and present, and to everyone who has supported us over the last half-century.”
The committee financed the 50th anniversary event themselves, with help from Tapas Tapas, La Finca Eivissa, Gillions, Sugar & Lime and Sainsburys.
Macmillan Cancer Support’s Crosby Committee celebrates 50 years