Rotherham makes it a bumper year for MacMillan Cancer Support

A CHARITY which improves the lives of those affected by cancer has thanked Rotherham folk for raising £100,000 during its centenary year.

Macmillan Cancer Support, which relies 97 per cent on voluntary donations, held events throughout 2011, including visits by the Mobile Information Bus to Parkgate, Thomas Rotherham College and the Rotherham Show.

Last year, the bus spent 33 days in South Yorkshire and received 3,751 enquiries over those days.

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Amy Hebdon, fund-raising manager, thanked everyone who had helped raise money, saying: “We wouldn’t be here as a charity to help those affected by cancer without this kind of support.

“We want to continue funding new services in Rotherham and so support is still needed.”

Macmillan provides grants to people experiencing financial difficulties as a result of their illness and, in the past, has given grants to people to fund a new washing machine, pay for taxi fares to hospital or even to fund convalescent breaks.

Last year, the charity provided more than £350,000 in small grants to people in South Yorkshire.

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The Macmillan Benefits Team are still helping local people receive the benefits to which they are entitled and have helped Rotherham people claim millions of pounds of benefits which they might not have known about themselves.

To find out more about helping Macmillan, contact Amy by emailing [email protected] or telephoning 07809 554965.