29 April 2015
The March and Chatteris District Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising group is calling on local people in March and Chatteris and the surrounding area with a little or a lot of a time to spare. The group is looking to hear from anyone who would be interested in helping the charity out on a regular or ad hoc basis.
The March and Chatteris District Macmillan Cancer Support group recently held an informal social evening to tell more people about how they could get involved. If you didn’t manage to make it you can still enquire about how you can help the group by contacting Josephine on: 07961507515 for an informal chat.
We know that the local community support Macmillan a great deal and we cannot thank you enough for this support. Your support has meant that the March and Chatteris District Macmillan fundraising group raised over £26,000 in 2014 to help people affected by cancer in Fenland. However, we cannot be there for everyone affected by cancer and that’s why we need more people to help so that we can ensure no one in Fenland faces cancer alone.
Gill Smith, member of the March and Chatteris Group says: ‘Macmillan is such a worthwhile cause so, if there is anyone out there who has a few hours to spare and would like to get involved, we would love to hear from you and tell you more about the opportunities available which suit all kinds of people with different backgrounds. Whether it’s a couple of hours a year or a week, it really doesn’t matter, we just need the extra help.’
The charity works hard to support people in the county who have been affected by cancer. From funding local nurses to providing essential financial, emotional, medical and practical help to cancer patients and their families.
Around 584 people in Fenland are diagnosed with cancer each year and Macmillan aims to be there to support the cancer patient and their friends and family too. Cancer can be an incredibly lonely experience and the charity is trying to make sure that no one faces cancer alone by aiming to be there for as many people as possible who are affected by the illness, but they still need more support from people who have some time to spare to help make this a reality.
For more information please contact Josephine on 07961507515