17 February 2017
A local charity group D.B.E.S.T have chosen to support Macmillan in Middlesbrough in 2017 and have set a target to raise £10,000. This will be their 10th year of fundraising for local charities bringing their total raised to £100,000, all for local charities.
The group has already raised £3000 from the Boxing Day dip and their weekly fundraising at the Little Ormesby Social Club in Middlesbrough.
Stephen McCulloch, D.B.E.S.T charity said: This cause is very dear to our hearts as we all have been affected by cancer in many ways. We pick a local charity each year to raise funds. We are honored to support this cause.
Their next charity night event will take place at the Little Ormesby Club on the 13th April, tickets will be available soon. Danny’s Family Butchers also holds a tombola in the Dundas shopping Centre every third week on a Saturday which helps greatly towards the fundraising.
Every year 802 people will hear the devastating news they have cancer in Middlesbrough area 4400 people are living with and beyond Cancer. More than one in two of us will get cancer in our lifetime. 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 said: '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, we are delighted to be chosen by D.B.E.S.T as their charity of year to support, the aim is to raise £10,000 to fund a local nurse for over 50 days which is amazing!
'No one should have to face cancer alone and it’s only through the fantastic public support we get that we can be there for people affected by cancer when they need us most.'