Another 10k raised for cancer support

Guest speaker Les Hardy with Barbara Barker, committee vice-chairman with members and guests.
Guest speaker Les Hardy with Barbara Barker, committee vice-chairman with members and guests.

More than a hundred members and guests attended the summer lunch staged by Ribble Valley Macmillan Cancer Support “100 Club” at  Mitton Hall.

After lunch, speaker Les Hardy, an ambassador for the North West Air Ambulance, explained that their life saving work was entirely dependent on voluntary fund raising. The service in the North West is provided by three helicopters covering 5,500 sq. miles with a population of seven million people. Staffed by ex-military pilots and paramedics, the main aim is to get patients to a care centre within eight minutes of being taken on board.

The lunch raised more than £1,000, of which the raffle raised £535. On the day donations totalling £7,800 were received. In addition, collections in Longridge at Booths and Sainsbury’s supermarkets raised around £2,000 while the committee’s own coffee morning in West Bradford raised another £1,350. In total, this means that another £10,000 has been raised in the last three months.

Committee members have expressed their thanks to all the members for their generous support and for the continued support of local businesses and Ribble Valley residents.