A CHARITY’S Hartlepool branch has received its biggest ever single donation.
And it’s all thanks to big-hearted members of a golf club which went the extra mile to support the Macmillan cause.
The people [at the golf club] have worked really hard and their help has been tremendous.Derek Redman, Macmillan Cancer Hartlepool nranch
The Hartlepool branch of Macmillan Cancer has received a cheque for £13,155 which has come from Hartlepool Golf Club which is based in the Middle Warren area of the town.
The money was raised thanks to a whole host of events which were held by the club over the course of a year.
Club captain John Wright chose the charity as his nominated cause during his year as captain.
That led to fundraising events being held such as charity golf days, an ice bucket challenge, a Halloween night event and raffles.
But the fundraising did not end there. It also included a sponsored walk by golf club members from Billingham to Hartlepool, and a sponsored race track.
And members even took part in a sponsored Boxing Day dip to boost the total still further.
Macmillan Hartlepool branch official Derek Redman said he was delighted with the level of response from the golf club.
Its efforts meant the money raised was record-breaking.
Derek added: “The people there have worked really hard and their help has been tremendous.
“We have received a cheque for more than £13,000 which is the biggest cheque the Hartlepool group has ever handled.”
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 their families.
It offers practical, medical and financial support and pushes for better cancer care.
Anyone wanting more information should contact 0300 1000 200.