17 July 2012
Caerphilly Fundraising group
A Caerphilly Fundraising group who have been fundraising together for 26 years are celebrating raising an incredible £400,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Caerphilly Committee was started up in 1986 after the group got together to raise funds for the cancer charity.
The group has fifteen members and have raised the fantastic sum of money through numerous coffee mornings, events such as dinners and carol concerts and collections, to help local people affected by cancer.
They also have continued support from many local businesses including The Square Cafe, Blackwood, Tesco and Caerphilly Garden Centre to name just a few.
Margaret Bowen, Committee Chair said: 'All the team work really hard and we have lots of support from people in the community. We wouldn’t have been able to reach this total without their continued loyalty. We are all looking forward to continuing with our fundraising efforts and raising even more money for local people affected by cancer.'
In 2011 Macmillan Cancer Support was able to help over 30 people in Caerphilly with more than £10,000 in grants to assist with additional costs such as additional heating bills, or travel to and from hospital appointments. The group's fundraising efforts have also contributed to the new cancer unit at Prince Charles Hospital and support other initiatives across South East Wales.
For information on getting involved with the Caerphilly Committee or for information on fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support please contact the team on 0300 1000 200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .