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Hospital is Highest Macmillan Fundraiser Again

Macmillan 2013 - 2

Staff, patients and visitors at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) have once again raised a grand sum towards improving cancer care, as part of the recent World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Teams at Leighton Hospital in Crewe raised a total of £4,041 through various coffee and cake events, with the hospital raising the largest total in Cheshire for the second year running.

The Macmillan Unit also hosted charity stalls and a raffle, with prizes donated by local companies. The first prize - a combined television and DVD unit which was provided by Thompsons Solicitors in Stoke – was won by Sylvia Pugh from Winterley.

Speaking about the event, Julie Pieczarka, Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Manager, said: “I would like to thank everybody who attended, donated or gave their time to assist us. They all played their part in helping us to raise this great amount for Macmillan, but it wouldn’t have been possible without them.

“We were helped significantly by 11 of our Macmillan Unit and Outreach volunteers, and for this I am very grateful. I would also like to thank all the local companies who kindly donated prizes for our raffle, as their support over the years has helped to make a big difference to the amounts that we have been able to raise each year.

“Every penny raised will make a huge contribution to improving the care and support that we can provide to cancer patients, not only locally here in Crewe and the surrounding areas, but also across the country.”

Other areas of MCHFT to hold events in aid of Macmillan included the Estates and Facilities Division, the Pharmacy Department, and the Breast Care volunteers, who all raised vital funds by holding their own coffee mornings.

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Working alongside people affected by cancer, Macmillan works to improve cancer care. One in three people will get cancer, and Macmillan aims to support them and their families every step of the way, from nurses and therapists through to expert advisors and helpful volunteers.

For further information on the work of Macmillan, please visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call 0808 808 0000. For more information about how to support the work of Macmillan in the local area, please contact Sarah Page, Fundraising Manager for Cheshire, on 07595 243018 or email spage@macmillan.org.uk.



Macmillan 2013 - Raffle Winner
Sylvia Pugh is presented with her raffle prize by Sarah Page, Macmillan Fundraising Manager for Cheshire.