Gainsborough and District Macmillan Cancer Support

by | 20 April 2019 | Community Event, Gainsborough, Local Charity

The Half Moon Pub in Willingham by Stow are great supporters of Macmillan and are once again going the extra furlong to support this great charity. They are holding a Charity Race Night on Saturday 1st June at 8.00pm, where the proceeds will go to the local Macmillan Cancer Support coffers. As usual with a race night, you can support the evening and the charity, even if you cannot make the event itself. If you contact the pub on 01427 788340, you can sponsor a race or buy a trainer, horse, jockey. On the night of the race, you bet on the horses you wish to win, then shout yourself horse (sic) until it crosses the line. Race nights are amazing fun and The Half Moon hold some cracking ones.

The Gainsborough and District Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising team is a small and hardworking bunch of people. They volunteer to meet up and come up with fundraising ideas and support people who are fundraising on Macmillan’s behalf. The meetings are fun, which is a much-added benefit to the enterprise, with the whole team feeling they get more out of the work than they seem to put in. The money raised, stays locally. Some is used to provide grants for those families who are struggling with the financial hardships of cancer. Daily visits to the hospital for treatment are expensive if your income has just disappeared. Money can be found form washing machines, new clothes, bras, babysitting for the kids. Macmillan has supported people you might know, from your street, or village.

One exciting new venture locally, is the provision of a brand-new Macmillan Cancer Support drop in centre at Lincoln Hospital. This is being organised at the moment to be opened in the summer. If you need someone to talk to, there will be someone available within the centre, along with leaflets and online support for you. If you just need somewhere quiet to sit after your appointment, again, the centre will be there for you to give you the space and support you need. This is a much-needed initiative and supported by funds raised locally.

To support your local Macmillan, give The Half Moon a call on 01427 788340 and sponsor a race, a trainer, a jockey or two. Then get down to the pub on the 1st June at 8.00pm and have a brilliant evening of fun.

If you fancy helping Macmillan more, and have a bit of time to spare, the fundraising team are ever willing for more helpers. They also love to help you hold your own fundraising events. If you are interested, or have an idea contact Helen on 07790 015516.