Credit union members, employees and volunteers came together today (12th September 2014) to support Macmillan Cancer Care with a special coffee morning. Beautiful cakes were consumed at a rapid rate as people visited the offices of the credit union and generously gave their time and money to support this popular cause.
Many credit union members have been touched by the cancer somewhere in their lives. Cancer will have affected a family member, or a close friend, and many people remark that the intervention of Macmillan Cancer Care into the situation always improves the situation for all involved. Director of the credit union Chris Smith lost his wife June last year, aged 61, to breast cancer and his words sound so familiar to so many, “Right from the moment you’re diagnosed, through your treatment and beyond, Macmillan are a constant source of support to help you feel more in control of your life”. He added, “They helped us find answers to questions about treatments and its effects. They advised on work and benefits, and they were always there for emotional support when things got tough.
Credit union worker, Janet Henry said, “MacMillan’s annual ‘World’s Largest Coffee Morning’ will take place on Friday 26th September. As many workplaces will, no doubt, be partaking on this day, our credit union is jumping the gun and holding their fundraising event on Friday 12th September.” She added, “Most importantly we raised £211.50, and that’s a measure of the kindness of credit union members. Thanks to all of them.”
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