50 years of sup­port for can­cer char­ity

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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

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