Last night we hosted a Macmillan coffee evening and held our AGM. It was lovely to see so many young people, parents, leaders and members of the community enjoying a cake and coffee over a friendly chat! A huge thank you to all those who supported this very successful event from the cake bakers to the cake eaters and buyers! Also a big thank you to people who kindly gave a donation or provided a raffle prize.
To put the donations into perspective, £25 pays for a Macmillan nurse to support a family affected by cancer for one hour, £61 pays for 4 hours for a Macmillan benefits adviser to help someone struggling with the costs of cancer, £278 could keep a Macmillan information and support centre stocked for a month with all the resources it needs to support people affected by cancer and £370 could pay for the hire of a room for a year so a self-help and support group could hold regular meetings.