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Macmillan Provide Facilities in Hereford
Macmillan Cancer Relief are a group of dedicated people
who help those suffering from cancer and their families.
Last week, coffee mornings and other events were held in
towns and in the countryside nationally to help raise money
for the worthy cause. Ross-on-Wye joined in with the fund
raising exercise and in Herefordshire, Macmillan are raising
money to build a new oncology unit at Hereford General Hospital.
Currently Hereford General cannot deal with many cancer
treatments and patients have to travel to Cheltenham for
I have mentioned before, this is a subject close to home
for myself and in fact I will be spending the whole of tomorrow
in Cheltenham with my son, who is taking an eight month
course of chemotherapy for Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Although
Cheltenham General Hospital has wonderful staff and the
oncology unit is a comfortable and well equipped place,
the travelling and cueing for treatment adds a lot of stress
for people having to travel from Herefordshire. The new
unit in Hereford will be a huge benefit for future local
people in and around Ross held coffee mornings last week
and below are photographs from some of these events. Pictured
immediately below, Rachel Bushell, with the help of Jules
King's cake baking, held a coffee morning at her Bridstow
home, which raised about £60 for Macmillan. In the
photograph are Jules King, Jane Roberts, Wendy Alston, Rachel
Bushell, Ron Watts, Sue Goddard, Linda Davies, Ruth Steggles
and Sarah Jones.
Below: Ross Macmillan Cancer Support Group decided to hold
its coffee morning a day after the nation wide Biggest Coffee
Morning, hoping that people who were unable to take part
on the Friday would join them on a Saturday morning. The
group was not disappointed and would like to thank the many
people who supported the event. Thanks to Ross Baptist Church
who provided the venue, people who baked and sent other
donations and all the helpers on the day. A total of £515
was raised. This is another big boost towards the funding
of the new Renton Unit for Hereford Hospital.
Thomas, who is Patron of Macmillan Support for two years
and most of the committee attended Saturday's event, while
others held coffee mornings on Friday, raising a further
£400. All of the money has gone to the new unit.
next Macmillan fund raising event is to be the first of
the season's quiz nights. It will be held at the Conservative
Club on Wednesday 18th October at 7:30pm.
McRae, Joyce Thomas MBE DL and Anne Endean. DSC_6919
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