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Coffee morning raises money for Macmillan

Donna Heaton recently organised a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research at the Station Inn on Bridge Street in Andover.

Donna’s target was to raise £2,000 to support the efforts of Macmillan and their nurses.

In total she managed to raise just shy of that making £1,800, including a £160 donation from Alex Gillies and locals at The Station Inn.

The event was inspired by the story of Donna’s brother, Kevin Heaton. Raffle prizes included a signed shirt by Derby County Football Club.

Cancer is a life changing disease and affects hundreds of people – physically, emotionally, financially,  psychologically and mentally..

No-one wants that dreaded diagnosis given to them in life but sadly one in two of us will get diagnosed with it in our life time.

The future for all cancer patients can be a daunting one. The disease not only affects the person, but also their family and friends, but with positive mental attitudes, support and research, the disease can be beaten. The survival rate can be as great as 98%.

Macmillan are one of the lead research organisations helping people live as full, and normal, as far as is reasonably practicable and need support from members of the general public to help promote them and raise funds so they can continue to support more and more people through their diagnoses……

Cllr Iris Andersen AKA local radio station Andover Radio’s DJ Iris was in attendance to lend her support to this worthy cause.

You can find out about arranging your own coffee morning here

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