Another stellar year for Harborough’s Macmillan group

The Market Harborough branch of cancer charity Macmillan has had another remarkable year of fundraising, with �28,803 raised for the cause
The Market Harborough branch of cancer charity Macmillan has had another remarkable year of fundraising, with �28,803 raised for the cause

The Market Harborough branch of a cancer charity has had another remarkable year of fundraising, with £28,803 raised for the cause.

The town’s branch of Macmillan Cancer Support confirmed the final fundraising total during its annual meeting earlier this month, held at branch president John Gilding’s business, the Gilding’s auction house in Great Bowden Road, Harborough.

It was attended by Mr Gilding, branch chairman Eunice Loney, group supporters and Jo-Anne Wilson, Macmillan’s fundraising manager for Leicestershire and Rutland.

The money was raised in a variety of ways, from small donations through to big fundraising events such as its annual World’s Biggest Coffee morning event.

Volunteers carried out collection days, a bridge drive and other coffee mornings in Market Harborough, including the regular twice-monthly Saturday morning events at Gildings. Donations also came in from individuals.

Several donations came in via Market Harborough’s J Stamp and Sons funeral directors where families had chosen Macmillan as a charity option in lieu of flowers.

Mrs Loney said: “We have many people saving their loose change in jars and several pubs around the area have tins for us, so it’s a wide variety of fundraising methods.”

The next big fundraiser for the group is its annual cycle ride departing from The Langton Brewery, at Grange Farm in Thorpe Langton, on Saturday, May 9, with distances from 10km to 100km to b e completed.

If you would like to help with the group’s fundraising, call Mrs Loney on 01858 545603 or email euniceel@hotmail.com. More details are also available from the group’s website.