Money is pouring into a cancer charity’s fundraising appeal.
Macmillan Cancer Support needs to raise £1.5m to put towards a £2.9m new cancer unit for Lister Hospital in Stevenage. So far the total stands at £120,500. This is a good start, although much more is still required.
Today (Friday) coffee lovers around Chronicle Country will be taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Biggleswade Town Council is holding one in the council chamber from 10am to noon.
The Queen’s Head in Sandy will have one from 10.30am. There will also be one from 10.30am in St Mary Magdalene Church in Roxton. But this is just a small selection so to find one near you visit http://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/ or see our town and village pages.
Money raised will go to Macmillan as a whole.
Sandy and District Conservative Club has donated £2,156 towards the new cancer unit following a fun day at the end of August.
The club decided to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support after losing some well loved members to cancer earlier this year.
Macmillan’s local fundraising manager, Pauline Craig, said: “I was overwhelmed by the amount they had raised as it is one of the largest donations Macmillan has received for this project from the local area.”
Biggleswade’s Macmillan fundraising group will hold a quiz night on Friday, October 11. Tickets cost £11 per person and this includes hot food, a dessert and a fresh fruit platter. There is a maximum of eight per team for the event at the Weatherley Centre in Biggleswade at 7.30pm. Call Jonathan Levantine on 01767 312368 to book.
Anyone wanting to raise funds can call Pauline on 07834 191203 or email email@example.com or contact Jonathan locally.