Monday 10th September 2012
Five Macmillan nurses were pampered with a spa day thanks to Nicola Roberts of Girls Aloud.
The singer asked that £1000 of spa vouchers should be given to Macmillan nurses in the Macmillan Celebrity Stocking Auction.
‘Macmillan Cancer Support does such an amazing job providing all kinds of vital support for people affected by cancer. I thought it would nice to give a few Macmillan nurses a lovely treat! I hope they have a well-deserved and relaxing time at the spa. This is just a little thank you from me,’ Nicola Roberts said.
Every year Macmillan asks 12 celebrities to name the items they wish to have in their dream stocking. It can be anything from five-star luxury holidays to their favourite beauty products and fashion brands.
Macmillan contacts the brands the celebrities have listed and asks them to donate the item. The charity auctions off the celebrities lists and they are bought for around £10k–£15k each. The 2010 auction raised £173,125.
Sharon Richey, the Managing Director of BEcause Experiential Marketing, won the bid for Nicola Roberts’ stocking. She allocated the spa vouchers to Macmillan breast cancer nurses in the area of London where her friend is currently receiving treatment for breast cancer.
Terry Anne Leeson, a Macmillan nurse at Hillingdon Hospital, said: ‘I was absolutely speechless when I heard. It is such a thoughtful gesture and I was really thrilled.