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Cancer charity thanks residents for support

Malvern Editorial 31st Jan, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

RESIDENTS have been thanked after they helped donate more than £500,000 for a leading cancer charity in 2013.

Macmillan Cancer Support received £575,000 from kind-hearted county residents last year, allowing them to provide more services and support to people affected by cancer.

The charity’s flagship fund-raising event, The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, turned out to be a huge success raising in excess of £18 million nationally and £178,000 from the county.

The funds have been used to cater for new and existing services, providing medical, financial support and information and emotional advice.

County fund-raising manager Kelly Whitehouse said: “Macmillan is only able to fund services like these thanks to the generosity of those who fund-raise and give their time to help.

“People sometimes think of Macmillan as just a national charity but for our local fund-raising and service teams our only priority is raising money in Worcestershire and continuing to work with partners locally to give people the best cancer care possible.

“In 2014, we’re particularly keen to work with more local businesses whose support can make a real difference in their community.”

**AWARD-WINNING author and broadcaster John Pilkington is to do a special talk in Malvern during a Macmillan fund-raising event.

The explorer will be the special guest on Wednesday, February 12, at Malvern St James on Avenue Road, starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £12 including a glass of wine and are available by calling 01684 566511 or 01684 574077.


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