In December last year I lost my cousin Sheryl to breast cancer at the young age of 49.
During her illness she received a great deal of help from Macmillan Cancer Support and my aunt Janet and other friends and relatives have embarked on an ambitious programme of events to raise funds for this most worthy cause.
I reproduce below the Press Statement sent out recently to promote these events. Any help or support which readers of the forum would like to give would be hugely appreciated.
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"On 20th June 2008 we are holding a summer charity evening to raise money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support which will be held at Royal Windsor Racecourse, the evening will run from 7.30pm to 1.00am.
"During the evening there will be an auction which will include items such as a signed Joe Calzaghe Boxing Glove, England cricket bat signed by the whole team, Meal for 2 at the Dorchester and VIP Tickets for 5 of the top London nightclubs.
"There will also be a raffle which includes a Cyprus Holiday 1st prize, Sony Bravia 37” LCD TV 2nd prize and £250 Holiday Vouchers from Eton Travel 3rd prize as well as many many more.
"Making appearances on the evening will be Stars from ITV’s The Bill including DI Samantha Nixon (Lisa Maxwell), Inspector Gina Gold (Roberta Taylor), Peter Guiness who also starred in The Bill and whose film credits include: Hostile Waters, The Saint, Christopher Columbus The Discovery, Alien III, An Old Country, Shiftwork, The Woman in Black, American Roulette and The Keep. The Auction will be run by Cash in the Attic auctioneer Tom Keane, also making an appearance from Loose Women Zoe Tyler. If you would like to join us on the night, everybody welcome, tickets are now available. We can guarantee you a wonderful evening filled with fun.
"The evening will be followed on 25th July 2008 when 4 officers from the Met Police and 2 Support will set off on a Sponsored Cycle ride from Lands End to John O Groats, if you would like to pledge support please visit www.justgiving.co.uk/metfelthamlejog.
"This will be a fun evening which we hope will raise huge amounts of money for this superb charity who make such a difference to the lives of cancer sufferers and their families on a daily basis, who often don’t know where to turn for help and support when things get too hard to bear.
"Tickets are £35 and are available by visiting our website at www.macmillanbikeandball.co.uk or phoning Janet on 07961 470117, or Simon on 07916 161586 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Raffle tickets will be available on the night or again through contacting us. Thank you for your support.