Local group, Connecting Chelford has managed to raise £500 for the specialist cancer centre The Christie after selling calendars with photographs kindly donated by local amateur photographer Tim Jones. The group chose to support the Christie charity because members wanted to make a contribution to the new hospital in Macclesfield given its important and valuable work with patients some of whom are local.
Connecting Chelford is a not for profit, voluntary befriending organisation, working with Chelford Surgery, to support the isolated and vulnerable in local parishes.The event was made successful thanks to the efforts of volunteers and Chelford businesses to sell calendars in the Christmas period.
Barbara Wilson, Connecting Chelford Coordinator, said: "We are thrilled to have raised this money for The Christie and the event was a huge success. Many will be affected by cancer at some stage in their lives, including some of our residents, so it's vital we all get on board and raise money for a place that is fighting to make the disease a thing of the past."
Louise Dawson from the Christie charity said; ""We are delighted to receive this wonderful donation from Connecting Chelford and are so very grateful to everyone who has been involved in making and selling the calendar. This fantastic donation will help to support patients using The Christie at Macclesfield, which provides care close to home for cancer patients across East Cheshire, North Staffordshire and the High Peak area of Derbyshire".
Photograph L to R: Ken and Megan Bromley fundraisers, Louise Dawson Christie Fundraising Officer, Barbara Wilson and Patsy Howlett Connecting Chelford Coordinators
Thanks also to local businesses: A J Boon Butchers, The Corner Shoppe, Chelford Farm Supplies, Londis, The Village Salon, Mike Caulton Floral Couture, The Egerton Arms