Wellingborough and Rushden fundraisers appealing for help after Covid leads to 'huge drop' in income

Macmillan is entirely funded by public donations but the pandemic has hit their fundraising hard

Friday, 9th April 2021, 7:00 am

Fundraisers from Wellingborough and Rushden are appealing for help after seeing a 'huge drop' in income due to Covid.

The Macmillan Wellingborough & Rushden Fundraising Committee work tirelessly each year to help fund Macmillan nurses and other health professionals in Northamptonshire, and support people living with cancer at a time when it is needed the most.

Macmillan's work is all about doing everything possible to ensure people living with cancer get the support they so desperately need.

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But the past 12 months have made their mission really tough and they are appealing for help.

Sally Fordyce, chairman of the Wellingborough & Rushden Fundraising Committee, told the Northants Telegraph: "Our help is needed now more than ever.

"Coronavirus continues to leave people with cancer feeling isolated and alone and impacts on people’s care and treatment.

"Macmillan is entirely funded by public donations and is also faced with a huge drop in income because of the current pandemic.

"We need your help so we can continue to be there for the thousands of people with cancer who rely on us for physical, financial and emotional support.

"We know times are tough, but cancer knows no boundaries and continues to affect one in two of us.

"We really need to keep these vital support services in place, but we can’t do it alone.

"The Wellingborough & Rushden Fundraising Committee has followed government guidance and has postponed or cancelled all its face-to-face fundraising, which means we will face a massive decline in our income this year. ​

"​We’re now asking people to give what they can via the Wellingborough & Rushden Fundraising Committee’s here or Supporter Care Team on 0300 1000 200 or here."

If you or anyone you know is affected by cancer, Macmillan can help - for information, support or just someone to talk to, call 0808 808 0000 (free to call seven days a week 8am to 8pm) or visit www.macmillan.org.uk.

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