Macmillan Cancer Support March, Chatteris and District Fundraising Group is hoping to top last year’s amazing £30,851 total as their fundraising gets off to a grand start in 2017

Fundraising has got off to a flying start in 2017 for the Macmillan Cancer Support March, Chatteris

Fundraising has got off to a flying start in 2017 for the Macmillan Cancer Support March, Chatteris and District Fundraising Group.The photo shows Chris Pope, left, and David Lindley with Macmillan volunteers Linda Sidgwick, Gillian Kime and Josephine Fried. - Credit: Archant

The efforts of the Macmillan Cancer Support March, Chatteris and District Fundraising Group has got off to a grand start already this year with two big cheque presentations.

Fundraising has got off to a flying start in 2017 for the Macmillan Cancer Support March, Chatteris

Fundraising has got off to a flying start in 2017 for the Macmillan Cancer Support March, Chatteris and District Fundraising Group. The photo shows Sarah and Jason Waddup, representing Gray Lodge, with members of the local Macmillan fundraising group. - Credit: Archant

The group are hoping to emulate last year’s ‘fantastic’ total of nearly £31,000 and they have issued a massive thank-you to everyone who supported them in 2016.

Josephine Fried, from the group, said: “Last year was the best year we have ever had in raising, which is fantastic given how difficult it has been financially for some people. We are hugely grateful to everyone who has supported us.”

Members of the Macmillan Cancer Support March, Chatteris and District Fundraising Group present half

Members of the Macmillan Cancer Support March, Chatteris and District Fundraising Group present half of the proceeds from their Go Green Week held in May 2016 to the Woodlands Cancer Centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. The group raised a whopping £30,851 in 2016 - £10,000 of which came from the Go Green Week. - Credit: Archant

One of the biggest sums raised last year came from teh group’s fun filled Go Green Week held in may, which raised a massive £10,000. The week included a sponsored walk, coffee mornings, raffles at various shops and As publicised at the time, all the funds raised during this particular week were to be split between the new Woodlands Cancer Centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Macmillan services at the Robert Horrell Day Care Centre at Peterborough Hospital.

The balance of the money raised during 2016 will be used to support those affected by cancer in the Fenland area.

Members of the Macmillan Cancer Support March, Chatteris and District Fundraising Group present half

Members of the Macmillan Cancer Support March, Chatteris and District Fundraising Group present half of the proceeds from their Go Green Week held in May 2016 to the Macmillan services at the Robert Horrell Day Care Centre at Peterborough Hospital. The group raised a whopping £30,851 in 2016 - £10,000 of which came from the Go Green Week. - Credit: Archant


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Chloe Coombs, Regional Fundraising Manager, said: “We are so proud of the March and Chatteris group for another hugely successful year of fundraising. Their commitment, hard work and dedication continue to amaze us, we are so grateful to everyone involved. The money raised allows us to provide services to people affected by cancer in the local community.”

The group have recently received two cheques both of £1,000 each from organisations in Chatteris, which has got the 2017 fundraising off to a flying start.

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The first cheque was presented by Chris Pope and David Lindley, landlord of The Ship in Chatteris. During 2016 Chris and the customers of The Ship held quiz nights, petanque, darts and pool tournaments to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The other cheque came from Masons of Gray Lodge-Chatteris. The Masons raised this fantastic sum by holding various raffles and other fundraising events during 2016.

Josephine said: “A big ‘thank you’ to The Ship and its customers and to the Masons of Gray Lodge for their generosity. These funds will be helping those affected by cancer in the Fenland area and will also fund grants for local people who are struggling financially as a result of their cancer treatments.”

To find out more, call the Macmillan Support Line free on 0808 808000.”

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