£1000 charity donation – 34 hours nursing
Cavendish has once again supported MacMillan Cancer Support through a a highly successful Golf Tournament on 21 April in which over 180 golfers took part.
The money was raised through a combination of entry fees and a grand raffle of prizes donated by members.
Olympia Shipley, Fundraising Manager for Derbyshire, visited Cavendish earlier this afternoon to accept a cheque presented by Club Captain, Malcolm (Nod) Forder.
Olympia gave some interesting background on the work of the charity and also how it all started 107 years ago in 1911. William MacMillan was diagnosed with cancer and gave his son, Douglas, a gift of £10 to help other sufferers. Douglas used some of that money to buy coal to help poor people heat their homes and heating today is still an important area of support. Olympia said that people undergoing treatment such as chemotherapy, feel the cold and NEED to be warm, but many people just cannot afford to buy fuel.
Douglas MacMillan went on to found and develop the MacMillan Cancer Support charity and today 98% of their income comes from voluntary public donations. With 1 in 3 of us likely to be personally affected by cancer, the work of cancer support bodies is of great importance to society.
Olympia said that the Cavendish donation would support the work of a specialist MacMillan nurse for 34 hours and she was most grateful for the splendid donation.