Morton’s and Harrison’s Dairy have depots in Maghull, Anfield, Wavertree, Hoylake and Ashton-in-Makerfield and are asking their customers to dig deep and support them on their Doorstep Challenge. Each milkman will deliver donation envelopes to customers on their rounds and the money raised will be used to fund more local Macmillan cancer services. In 2011 the customers of Morton’s and Harrison’s raised £6,666, and this year they’re hoping to raise even more.
Dairy owner Norman Harrison said, ‘Cancer effects everyone. At Morton’s and Harrison’s we are trying to do our bit to support local people living with cancer in our communities. I can’t thank our customers enough for the support they have shown this initiative previously. I hope they will support it again.’
Macmillan Fundraising Manager Grace Higgins said, ‘Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. But you don’t have to go through it alone. The Macmillan team is with you every step of the way, from the nurses and therapists helping you through treatment to the campaigners improving cancer care.’
There are Macmillan cancer services based throughout Merseyside and Cheshire and with specialist Macmillan Information Centre’s based at The Royal, Aintree, Clatterbridge and St Helens. These centres offer free, confidential information and support to people affected by cancer, giving them the chance to ask questions and talk through concerns with trained information specialists.
Grace added, ‘The money that Morton’s and Harrison’s Dairies have raised could keep two of these superb Information Centres stocked with essential material for a year. We are so grateful to the Dairy and their customers for their support.’
The Doorstep Challenge will take place throughout March and April. All of the money raised will be used to support local cancer services.