6 April 2017
A local couple have raised £913.72 to help local people affected by cancer.
Last September Zoey sadly lost her uncle to cancer. They had tremendous support from Macmillan Occupational therapist, Julie Boyd. Only three weeks after, Zoey’s partner Paul was diagnosed with Lymphoma and again Macmillan stepped in to support them through this difficult time helping them financially as Paul went from working full time to nothing.
They had to move homes to accommodate wheelchair access, and at this time, they were given a Macmillan Grant and guided to further support. Through all of this they wanted to give back to Macmillan by fundraising. The charity night took place on the 24th March at the Buffs Social Club.
Zoey Spence said ‘We wanted to fundraise for Macmillan to give the recognition the charity truly deserves and help raise awareness for other people who are affected by cancer. We want to thank everyone who helped support the event, including Chemoxy in Middlesbrough and Virgin Media at Preston Farm with a special thank you to Gary Rowntree.'
Every year 802 people will hear the devastating news they have cancer in Middlesbrough area 4,400 people are living with and beyond Cancer.
Macmillan provides medical, emotional, financial, and practical help for cancer patients, from specialist cancer nurses to grants for cancer patients with money problems.
Liz Airey, Macmillan Fundraising Manager 'Sadly the number of people being diagnosed with cancer is increasing every year and that means Macmillan’s support for people living with cancer is in more demand than ever. “No one should have to face cancer alone and it’s only through the fantastic support we get from people like Zoey and Paul that we can be there for people affected by cancer and their families when they need us most.'
For more information about fundraising for Macmillan please call 0300 1000 200 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk/fundraising