Friday, 15 December 2017

Cash boost

A total of £17,000 was raised at this year’s Macmillan Summer Lunch and shopping event held

A total of £17,000 was raised at this year’s Macmillan Summer Lunch and shopping event held at Moulsford Prep School’s sports Hall on June 27. This was the first event run by the new Henley and South Oxfordshire Macmillan Fund-raising Committee, which is mainly made up of mothers of year 6 pupils at the school. There were more 30 stalls selling a wide range of children’s and women’s clothing, toys, leather goods, homeware and jewellery. Each stall and the coffee van donated 10 per cent of their takings on the day to Macmillan. By lunchtime, the hall was buzzing with more than 300 women who donated generously through their ticket price, a raffle and a silent auction. Dr Helen Griffiths, a clinical psychologist, explained the many ways in which she is able to offer help and support to families affected by cancer through funding by Macmillan. The main speaker was writer, photographer and explorer Levison Wood. He compared having lunch with 300 ladies to some of his more extreme encounters with Taliban insurgents and entertained the audience with tales of his adventures, including walking the length of the Nile and crossing the Himalayas with a film crew. Committee chairman Nicki Mills said: “He turned out to be a hit with the ladies! The committee is extremely grateful for all the support and encouragement it has received and the very generous donations, resulting in such a fantastic total sum.”





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