Cake raffle raises cash for Macmillan

Sue Jackson with the cake which helped to raise money for Macmillan.
Sue Jackson with the cake which helped to raise money for Macmillan.

A cake with a creative look has helped to raise money for the fight against cancer.

Sue Jackson baked the Wallace and Grommit cake, which was raffled as part of the Macmillan Cancer Support charity day at Hartfields in Hartlepool.

It was raffled and raised £100 which, added to the rest of the proceeds amassed on the day through activities including a tombola, meant £329 was raised.

Town Macmillan spokesman Derek Redman said: “The cake was definitely centre stage.”

Research by Macmillan Cancer Support has shown that 83 per cent of all patients who are diagnosed with cancer will face a cost of £570 a month. But help is at hand.

Information about the financial support which is available can be obtained from Macmillan Cancer Support at www.macmillan.org.uk or by calling the Macmillan Support Line free on 0808 808 00 00.

To help more people living with cancer, Macmillan relies on public donations.

To find out ways you can give, call Macmillan’s Hartlepool officials Derek Redman on (01429) 299661, or George Newbury on (01429) 271890.

One-in-three people will get cancer and Macmillan is there to support sufferers and families.