Rogers & Norton News

Golf Day Raises Record Amount for Macmillan

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Having completed the paperwork and collection of all the money due from the Golf Day we are delighted to announce that we have raised the grand sum of £12,750.00 this year for Macmillan Cancer Support in Norfolk. This is a record amount for the 18 years that we have held this event and we would like to say a huge thankyou to everybody who supported the event in some way as without their help we would not be able to raise such a significant amount. The Charity does some brilliant work supporting those unfortunate people who suffer from this dreadful disease and this money will hopefully help the work of Macmillan for the future.

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Friday 16th December

 

Local Solicitors raise £12,750 to help charity support more people affected by cancer in Norfolk.

 

Staff at the Norwich based solicitors Rogers & Norton have exceeded the £10,000 fundraising target they set themselves at the beginning of the year to help Macmillan Cancer Support provide their services to people affected by cancer in Norfolk.

The main fundraising activity was the annual charity golf day held at Barnham Broom Hotel and Golf Club on the 30th September, on the day over 100 golfers enjoyed the Valley course followed by a grand dinner, auction and raffle. This is the 18th year that Rogers & Norton have hosted this event and a record sum was raised on the day.

Graham Knights from Rogers and Norton said: Barnham Broom is an excellent venue for this event with all the staff there buying into the cause with their enthusiastic help and support on the day. Without their help and the amazing support from Companies and individuals alike the event would not be a success and we are extremely grateful for their continued help.

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All the funds raised will be used by Macmillan to fund vital cancer services for people affected by cancer in Norfolk, from specialist cancer nurses to grants for cancer patients with money problems. The Charity also helps local people affected by cancer to access Information and support via services like the Macmillan support line, the Macmillan Online Community and the charities Information and Support Centre’s.

An example of the local services the money raised could help provide include funding a Macmillan information and support Centre for a month at a cost of around £4370. In addition to this £2920 could provide a copy of The Cancer Guide for everyone diagnosed with cancer living in Norfolk in 2017. This Booklet can help someone recently diagnosed with cancer and their families, understand more about cancer, its treatment and the help available.

Every day across Norfolk 15 people hear the devastating news they have cancer and a new estimate by Macmillan Cancer Support shows that as many as 400,000 people living with cancer in the UK will be lonely this Christmas, but help at this time of year is available.

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The Macmillan Support line was used by 876 people in Norfolk in 2015. Free to call on 0808 808 00 00 and operating between 9am and 5pm Mon – Fri, this service is there for anyone affected by cancer and can answer questions for people concerned about symptoms, treatment and money worries or is there for those that just need to chat.

The Macmillan Online Community is an online space where people affected by cancer can get peer support from each other and is there to help ensure that no one faces cancer alone this Christmas. Open 365 days a year, the Online Community is there to support anyone affected by cancer, with users active 24 hours a day. For around the clock support from people who understand, visit community.macmillan.org.uk.

Nicola Clark and Sema Hussein, fundraising managers for Macmillan in Norfolk, were presented with a cheque at the club by the fundraising team from the Solicitors Practice consisting on Graham Knights who is also an Ambassador for the charity in Norfolk, Ellie Walpole and Emma Wilson and Greg Hacon representing Barnham Broom. Also attending was Abbi Knights from Barclays who, along with two other members of staff, brilliantly supported and boosted the fundraising by £3000.00 by using the match funding scheme that the bank offers its employees to help local fundraising events.

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Nicola Clark fundraising manager for Macmillan said:
With the generosity of the public who choose to fundraise and donate to the charity and corporate support like this we can be there for more people affected by cancer and support them along their cancer journey.

Nicola went on to say:
Sadly, though with there is a growing need for the charities services and at the moment we just can’t be there for everyone who needs us, so I would like to appeal for more people in the area to get involved. If you have a fundraising idea or would like to help by volunteering for the charity, please get in touch with our fundraising support centre.

Finally, Nicola said:
No one should have to face cancer alone and events like this help us be there for people cancer and their family when they need us most.

For more information about the charity contact Nicola Clark on 07793 579363 or email nhclark@macmillan.org.uk For more information about this event contact Graham Knights on 01603 675618 or at gjk@rogers-norton.co.uk

About Macmillan Cancer Support:
More than one in three of us will get cancer. For most of us it will be the toughest fight we ever face. And the feelings of isolation and loneliness that so many people experience make it even harder.

But you don’t have to go through it alone. The Macmillan team is with you every step of the way.

We are the nurses and therapists helping you through treatment. The experts on the end of the phone. The advisers telling you which benefits you’re entitled to. The volunteers giving you a hand with the everyday things. The campaigners improving cancer care. The community there for you online, any time. The supporters who make it all possible.

Together, we are all Macmillan Cancer Support.