Hanover staff and residents have shown that generosity and goodwill is alive and well, after presenting Macmillan Cancer Support with a cheque for £30,000.
The donation is thanks to a coordinated effort at 260 Hanover estates across the country. Over the last three years a total of £100,000 has been raised for Macmillan, to enable everyone with cancer to live life as fully as possible.
This year, residents from Poole in Dorset led the way – their fundraising activity included coffee mornings, raffles, table top sales and cake baking sessions.
It is estimated that by 2040, almost a quarter of people aged 65 and over will be cancer survivors. That means many people will have been impacted by cancer in some way, be it overcoming their own diagnosis, that of a family member, colleague or friend. The work carried out by Macmillan and other cancer support charities is vital to making ongoing improvements in support services and quality of care.
Presenting the cheque, Hanover’s Chair, Dr Stuart Burgess said: ‘One small act of kindness can make a huge difference to someone. To have 260 of our estates taking part in this year’s Macmillan fundraising drive is testament to the commitment of Hanover's staff and our many residents to dig deep for those who are less fortunate.
‘Not only does something like the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning provide much needed support for an extremely worthy cause, it has an added benefit in that it can help reduce cases of loneliness by bringing residents and local communities together.’
Chrissie Wathen-Neal, Senior Fundraising Manager at Macmillan, said: ‘Fundraising for Macmillan is about coming together and raising money to support, celebrate and remember anyone who is, or has been, affected by cancer. A massive thank you to everyone at Hanover for their continued support and for raising such an amazing total.’