Grantham pair’s Irish night raises £7,665 for Macmillan

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In April, Grantham residents Daniel Russell and Tracy Scarborough held their first ever fund-raising event for Macmillan Cancer Support with spectacular style and success.

The theme was an Irish Night. 150 friends and family gathered in a barn at Little Ponton, on the outskirts of Grantham and were entertained by the fabulous local Irish Band Ruff ‘n’ Ready and Irish Wolfpack Dancers from Grantham School of Dancing.

An auction and raffle with items donated from local businesses contributed to the event that raised an incredible £7,665.

Organisers Daniel and Tracy said: “It was a fantastic night enjoyed by all those who attended.

“The band and the dancers made perfect entertainment for the night.

“The live auction was fantastically supported and we were astounded by the amount we raised on the night, far exceeding our expectations.”

Tanya Taylor, local fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support said: “The atmosphere on the evening was electric and I can’t thank Daniel and Tracy enough for all their hard work on putting on this amazing event.

“The generosity of everyone involved was truly overwhelming. £7,665 is a staggering amount to raise 
in one evening and will definitely make a difference to the lives of everyone affected by cancer within our local community, thank you all so much!”

Every day 13 people in the county of Lincolnshire hear the devastating news that they have cancer and sadly everyday six people die from the illness.

As a consequence of early diagnosis and improved treatment people are living with and beyond cancer which means the need for Macmillan to raise more and more funds has never been greater.

Last year 47 patients from Grantham received grants from Macmillan totalling almost £15,606 to help with things like heating, clothing and travelling costs.

Tanya said: “Macmillan Cancer Support aim to improve the lives of everyone affected by cancer.

“We provide practical, medical and financial support and because of people like Daniel and Tracy we are able to provide these vital services to people when they need it most.

“We simply couldn’t do it without them.”

If you’re interested in holding a fundraising event for Macmillan Cancer Support then visit www.macmillan.org.uk.

Anyone who has questions about cancer can call the Macmillan Support Line free on 0808 808 00 00, from Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm or by visiting macmillan.org.uk.