We are delighted and very proud to announce that we have become MacMillan Cancer Support's official charity and fundraiser for the next twelve months. We have been working with this amazing organisation for several years now and we have set ourselves a target of raising £5,000, which is the equivalent of keeping the centre at Darlington Memorial Hospital running for 70 hours
The cancer support unit is staffed by volunteers, but has a part time manager and needs to continually update its cancer information literature to help people make informed choices about their treatment and care.
The centre also offers practical advice and solutions for the everyday problems that can arise from living with cancer, as well as providing emotional support.
To help fund its work, we will undertake a variety of fundraising activities, including a £10 donation to Macmillan from every property sale and let listedwe list during June. Later this year, some of our team will also be running in marathons to support MacMillan.
We're proud to say we have raised £7,000 for the charity in previous years and are determined to continue to promote this fabulous charity.
Michelle Muir, Macmillan fundraising manager, said: “I have been working with Venture for a few years now and they put their heart and soul into everything they do for Macmillan.
“I am very excited that they have chosen Macmillan as their official charity this year and we look forward to working with them again.”
Carl Jenkinson from Darlington Venture and Michelle Muir fundraising manager for County Durham, with (back row) Michael O'Connor, Lynne Stephenson and Julie Masson all from Venture branches