Conference Charity Raffle 2009

Each year, ideasUK holds a charity raffle at its annual awards dinner. This year we the beneficiary for the money raised was Macmillan Cancer Support.

Every year 1 in 3 people are touched in some way by cancer whether that be directly or through a friend or family.

Macmillan are a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. It’s not only patients who live with cancer, so Macmillan also help carers, families and communities. Macmillan guide people through the system, supporting them every step of the way. They fund nurses and other specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres. But Macmillan give so much more than medical help.

People need practical support at home, so Macmillan provide anything from some precious time off for a carer, to a lift to hospital. People need emotional support, so they listen, advise and share information though their cancer support specialists, website and trained professionals.

People need financial help to cope with the extra costs cancer can bring, so Macmillan give benefits advice, and grants for anything from heating bills to travel costs. Together they listen, they learn, they act to help people live with cancer.

This year we raised £640.00 through the raffle and Jorn Lovstrom, Vice Chairman or ideasUK is seen here presenting the cheque.

A big thank you to all the organisations who donated a prize this year, without your help we would not be able to support a charity each year.


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