Fundraisers form group

PUBLISHED: 17:45 09 December 2010

A FUNDRAISING group for Macmillan Cancer Support has been formed in Branscombe and Colyton.

The group, with Sheila Wilcox as its chairman, will be holding several events during 2011, the charity’s centenary year.

Sheila said: “All of us know someone who has been affected by cancer and we as a group felt it was a great time during Macmillan’s 100th year to establish ourselves as fundraisers. We already have plans for events and look forward to welcoming people to the cause.”

“Macmillan is such a wonderful charity and the care and support it gives to those living with cancer and their carers is tremendous.”

Macmillan’s East Devon area chairman Tricia Heard welcomed the formation of another group in the area. She said: “We are very grateful to Sheila for helping in this way. The support from our volunteers and fundraisers is at the heart of everything we do to improve the daily lives of the people we work with. We already have 80 professionals in East Devon working for Macmillan and with a £2million investment in place to increase this number with more Macmillan nurses and other health care and financial advisors you can see how important our groups are. I wish Branscombe and Colyton group much success in 2011.”

If you would like a talk about Macmillan, contact Tricia on (01395) 519317 or theard@macmillan.org.uk.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Sidmouth Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Sidmouth Herald