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Pupils, parents, community, and Hub raise considerable sum for cancer charity

Pupils, parents, community, and Hub raise considerable sum for cancer charity
Ella Marett-Gregory

This year, through our recent coffee morning, raffle and donations in return for wearing something green, we are very pleased to announce we have beaten our own record and raised an incredible £605.96 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Oasis Academy Skinner Street have joined forces with people, schools, and other organisations across the country and worldwide to host a variety of events and raise vital funds for cancer research. The Macmillan coffee morning was the first event since Covid-19 to be held within the Hub at Oasis Hub: Skinner Street, and voluntary donations flooded in thanks to the hard work of Community Liaison Officer, Debbie Hobbs.

After reaching out to local businesses and asking for contributions to the raffle, Debbie and volunteers at the Hub were pleased to receive the number of generous donations they did, and to raise the staggering £605.96 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Debbie, Community Liaison Officer, said “Macmillan Cancer Support is a wonderful charity that helps many families through their battles with cancer and offers their support. It is a cause close to my heart and to the hearts of many families so we are pleased to raise this amount of money for them.”

Debbie adds, “I am extremely grateful to everyone who contributed to get the amount we did.”

Macmillan take the time to understand the support that those suffering from cancer need to live their lives as fully as they can, and the money raised in support of this long-standing charity allows MacMillan to offer support in numerous ways.

£71 could help Macmillan to run their Online Community forum for over 3 hours, giving nearly 198 people affected by cancer both emotional and practical support. £100 could pay for a person affected by cancer to attend a health and wellbeing event, equipping them with the skills they need to take control of these aspects of their lives, and £606 could pay for a Macmillan Support Worker for a whole week, helping patients, family members and carers manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated and participated in our Macmillan Coffee morning, our raffle and our ‘Wear Something Green’ day.