Local fundraiser raises a grand for cancer support service

Ardent local fundraisers have raised £1,000 to support the Macmillan Living with and Beyond Cancer Team and the Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care Team reaching the figure in just 12 weeks.

Jean Madin, Lynne Sinderson and a team of supporters have been raising money for the cancer support service during the summer having held a number of fundraising activities including several name cards, a stall at the weekly Cleethorpes market, bake sales and collections through their donation buckets.

Jean has been a keen fundraiser since 2004 after her father passed away and has donated funds to a number of local charities and care services since moving to Cleethorpes eight years ago. Jean decided to raise money as she continues to be supported by the Macmillan Living with and Beyond Cancer Team having been a breast and lung cancer patient for the last decade.

Jean Madin, said: “I have been supported by Macmillan both past and present. I was delighted to handover the cheque for a fantastic amount of money for local people for the future so they can also be supported. The money raised will help to support their vital work throughout the area.

“Thank you to the people and businesses of Grimsby and Cleethorpes for their generosity, and the team of fundraisers who offer so much of their time to help support such fantastic local causes.”

The Macmillan Living with and Beyond Cancer Team is a joint venture between Care Plus Group and Macmillan Cancer Support working closely with specialist nurses, practitioners and therapists to provide help and support for people adjusting to life after cancer treatment or living with cancer.

Collette Dixon, Macmillan Living with and Beyond Cancer Associate Nurse Specialist and Jean’s keyworker, said: “I’d like to extend a huge thank you to Jean and her team of fundraisers on behalf of the service for their incredibly generous donation, and to everyone from the local area who contributed. We are so grateful for the support and these funds will go towards providing care to improve health, wellbeing and quality of life for those individuals receiving support from the Macmillan Living with and Beyond Cancer and the Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care Teams.”


Left to right: Sarah Ross, Jean Madin and Collette Dixon
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