17 March 2015
The partnership will help to raise awareness of local Macmillan services so that no one in Lincolnshire faces cancer alone.
Macmillan will be taking centre stage at this year's Lincolnshire Show having been selected as the official charity of the year by Lincolnshire Agricultral Society.
Money raised through the partnership will fund vital Macmillan services across the county, which will help the 27,927 people living with cancer in Lincolnshire with everything from financial worries to advice about work and emotional support. It will also help to fund a wide range of Macmillan health professionals, from nurses to physiotherapists, so those facing a cancer diagnosis don’t have to go through it alone.
During the Show, which takes place in June, Macmillan will be showcasing how donations are spent locally through inspiring, real-life stories and also holding a V.I.P. drinks reception for specially invited guests, hosted by Lady Halifax, President of the charity.
Macmillan health professionals will be on hand throughout the show to answer questions and provide information and support to anyone affected by cancer, as well as friends, family or carers. There will also be an opportunity to meet local fundraising groups and committees and find out more about fundraising for Macmillan.
Jayne Southall, CEO of the Lincolnshire Showground, said: 'Macmillan is a vital charity that supports thousands of people coping with cancer throughout Lincolnshire. We look forward to welcoming Macmillan and volunteers to the showground and giving them pride of place among all the exciting attractions coming to this year's show.'
Sue Kirk, Vice President of Macmillan Cancer Support, said: 'We are thrilled to be part of this year’s Lincolnshire Show as the Society’s adopted charity of the year. This partnership will make an enormous difference to people affected by cancer in Lincolnshire and help us to fund vital cancer services, close to where people live.
'We know that cancer can be incredibly isolating and many people find it very difficult to talk about what they’re going through. Our aim is to be there to support people with whatever needs they might have, whether it’s practical help, information or emotional support. Come and visit us at the show to find out more about how donations are being spent locally.'
Find out more about the Lincolnshire Show.