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New Cancer Appeal Launched In Town

Tuesday October 22 2013

We Are Barnsley We Are Barnsley

MACMILLAN Cancer Support has launched an appeal to raise £150,000 to fund vital cancer care services for people in Barnsley.

An alarmingly high rate of cancer in the town, along with 13 per cent more diagnoses in the area per year than the national average, means urgent investment is needed to help more people live with and beyond cancer.

The appeal, supported by the Barnsley Chronicle and Dearne FM, was launched at Barnsley Town Hall on Friday, attended by Wentworth and Dearne MP John Healey, councillors, local supporters and people affected by cancer.

Money raised from the appeal will help fund services for people affected by cancer, increase diagnosis rates and improve support during and after treatment.

In addition, it will help pay for things such as a mobile information bus and a specialist cancer advisor for GPs to educate and guide GP practices, health professionals and community services in the town.

The appeal will also help Macmillan to fund Barnsley Council's welfare service which helps people with cancer cope with extra costs arising from their diagnosis.

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Reply Posted by gail on Tuesday October 22 2013 at 14:08
Worth there weight in gold Macmillan x

Reply Posted by swifty on Tuesday October 22 2013 at 20:38
Having Recently lost my mum to Cancer which was very sudden only two weeks the Macmillan Nurse arranged to bring her home and cared with the family till the end.

Words cannot express my family's gratitude and support from Macmillan Nurses.

Thank you from my heart and our family.

Charity begins at home please support.

Reply Posted by Liz on Friday October 25 2013 at 09:38
How can we help to raise money?

Reply Posted by Aunt Hilder on Sunday October 27 2013 at 04:27
Anything and everything you can
Coffee morning
Sponsored walk/ silence /runn in the park
Collection tin
Bed push
Christmas fair
Gold day
Charity of the year if you belong to a club

Reply Posted by Rubydoo on Sunday October 27 2013 at 08:09
They are helping a very dear friend of mine and her family at the moment. We are very very grateful.
I know money is short for alot of people and Christmas is coming but any amount you can raise/donate, no matter how small really helps.

Reply Posted by Kalie Loukes on Sunday June 8 2014 at 14:25

Is there a registered charity number specific for the Barnsley Appeal rather than the national one? Thanks x

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