5 November 2012
Cheque presented to Macmillan Cancer Support
The Cannock Social Working Men’s Club held an evening of entertainment to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The club was packed to the rafters and the event raised over £1,480. Organiser John Millar wanted to raise money for Macmillan because his daughter Tarren, aged 20, has just undertaken treatment for Malignant Melanoma. Melanoma is a cancer that usually starts in the skin, either in a mole or in normal-looking skin and the number of people developing melanoma is rising. More than 10,600 people in the UK are diagnosed each year.
Tarren has had treatment at both the Cannock Hospital and the University Hospital North Staffs and was helped in both hospitals by the Macmillan Nurses. Tarren, we are happy to say, is now well on the way to recovery, and is having regular check-ups as a precaution.
John said: 'Both Tarren and I wanted to give something back to Macmillan Cancer Support for the fantastic support that Tarren has had from Macmillan. We are so grateful to them for their support during a very difficult time and it seemed like the obvious charity to donate the funds to.'