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Macclesfield Shoppers have once again proven how charitable they are after more than £1,200 was donated to cancer charity, The Christie, in just two days.
On Friday 14 and Saturday 15 October, a number of volunteers for the charity were based in the Grosvenor Centre and just outside on Stanley Street. During the two days, generous members of the public donated the significant total to the charity that provides enhanced services over and above what the NHS funds.
“I’m delighted with how charitable the people of Macclesfield have once again proven to be,” said Grosvenor Centre Manager, Ed Kennedy. “In June we supported Marie Curie with their Great Daffodil Appeal and shoppers turned out in their droves to donate. Once again they’ve gone above and beyond and raised a really impressive amount for a very important cause.”
“We understand the role that we play in the Macclesfield community and really believe in supporting charities whenever possible. The Christie do really crucial work with people that need it the most and I’m extremely pleased that they’ve had a successful two days in the centre. To raise more than £1,200 in that time is quite remarkable.”
Vicky Bissett, volunteer fundraiser within The Christie, who organised the on-street collection said that the money raised by shoppers would go directly to help two projects. “We have two very important projects that we’re supporting. The first is a 3T scanner that will help a range of people with cancers of the head, neck, pelvis and prostate. The second is a Proton Beam Therapy Machine that will make treatment planning a more accurate, personalised and efficient process.
“We need to raise more than £5.5 million to fund the capital cost of building and equipping the dedicated research space with the new proton beam and therapy centre. Every single penny donated by the kind people of Macclesfield will help us reach our target and I’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Ed Kennedy, everyone at the Grosvenor Centre and all of the kind shoppers that helped us raise so much in such a short space of time.”