COLUMN: Host a festive fundraiser for cancer unit appeal

NGS Macmillan Unit at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital 9.9.16
NGS Macmillan Unit at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital 9.9.16
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The response from the local community has been truly amazing and we are closing in on having raised an incredible £2 million towards our target of £2.5 million to help build the NGS Macmillan Unit at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
Festive fundraising – big or small – is a great way to support the Macmillan Appeal, whilst having tonnes of fun this Christmas. Get together with your friends and family or work colleagues to raise some Christmas cash for Macmillan. Check out some of our top suggestions.

Firstly, be a star at Christmas, and instead of swapping cards, suggest to workmates that you all make a donation. If you download our ‘Be a Star at Christmas’ poster from be.macmillan.org.uk, colleagues can write up their festive messages while leaving a gift to help us with our work. 
You could also host a mince pie bake off – do any of your colleagues fancy themselves as culinary wizards? Assemble a team of lucky judges for a mince pie bake off and find out whose pies really are the best. As they say the proof is in the pudding.
Or you could host a winter woolies party. Get those Christmas jumpers on and host a dress down day or Christmas party at your local pub with a difference. £2 donation to Macmillan for taking part and why not get a prize for the best or worst jumper.
Prepare a Christmas hamper with donated festive treats and raffle off the hamper to support the appeal. Finally, donate any old or unwanted gifts. We’ll help give those gifts a home by organising a bring-and-buy sale. Christmas shopping.

To support the appeal call me on 07545419725 or email rturner@macmillan.org.uk.