9 March 2011
The cupcake tower
Macmillan Cancer Support would like to thank all of the local supporters who attended the Volunteer Event at Canterbury Cathedral’s education department on Thursday 3 March as part of the celebrations for Macmillan’s centenary year.
The centenary marks the 100th anniversary since Douglas Macmillan founded the Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer in 1911 after seeing his father die of cancer. Douglas Macmillan believed better care and treatment should be provided and aimed to provide advice and information to all people with cancer, homes for patients at low or no cost and voluntary nurses to attend patients in their own homes. Due to his actions and those of his supporters much of Douglas Macmillan’s legacy lives on today.
Attending the event were some of the top World’s Biggest Coffee Morning hosts, fundraising committee members from Deal, Canterbury and Tenterden along with students from Kent University, who worked and played hard to raise over £1200 for Macmillan in the Escape and Evade event.
Many thanks goes to local business Scoff Cupcakes for the prevention of rumbling stomachs by donating a full cupcake tower of white chocolate cakes for the guests’ enjoyment.
Laura Kennedy, fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support says 'Volunteers are an integral part of the fundraising work that we do. The Centenary year is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and thank our volunteers, raise the profile of volunteering in the press and think about how to recruit more people.'
Volunteering can be a useful way for individuals to gain valuable work experience while helping out their local charity. Macmillan offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities from fundraising to media and Public Relations work. If you would like to find out more about the opportunities that are available at Macmillan then please contact Laura on 01622 600 050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.