Christmas comes early for Macmillan Cancer Support group

Macmillan 100 club hold their christmas lunch and cheque presentation at Mitton Hall.'Photo Ben Parsons
Macmillan 100 club hold their christmas lunch and cheque presentation at Mitton Hall.'Photo Ben Parsons

CHRISTMAS came early for Macmillan Cancer Support when the charity’s Ribble Valley branch ran a highly successful festive fund-raising lunch.

Held at Mitton Hall, the Ribble Valley Macmillan Cancer Support 100 Club’s Christmas Ladies’ Lunch was attended by more than 120 members and guests. They were treated to a very enjoyable lunch and an amusing talk by Stephen Lowe, a presenter on Radio Lancashire.

He regaled the ladies with hilarious ramblings of his life as a radio presenter and forester. The ladies were also able to do some Christmas shopping at the dozen stalls present.

More than £5,750 was raised by the event and in addition the committee chairman Susan Fillary was presented with donations amounting to more than £8,500. One was from eight-year-old Helen Ashton, who baked cakes herself and sold them in aid of Macmillan after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The committee expresses its thanks to all the 100 Club members for their generous support throughout the year in helping to raise so far more than £32,000, and for the ongoing support of local businesses and Ribble Valley resident generally.