£10,000 raised for cancer support

Macmillam Cancer support held their AGM in the Comercial Inn on Wednesday evening.
Macmillam Cancer support held their AGM in the Comercial Inn on Wednesday evening.

THE MACMILLAN Cancer Support Arbroath committee recently held its annual general meeting at The Commercial Inn, Old Shorehead.

The following appointments were made: chairperson - Bill Mathieson; vice-chairperson - Greg Cox; secretary - Betty Edwards; and treasurer - Flo Cruickshank.

Kerry Sidgwick was welcomed as a new member.

Roz Martin, representing Macmillan’s head office, thanked the committee for their continued support and reported that more money is spent in Angus than is raised!

She revealed that patient grants totalled £125,000 during the last year and were spent on a range of things from fuel costs to clothing allowance. Welfare rights officers remain in post in Arbroath. Savings have been made by Macmillan with the closure of local offices and all administrative work is now done in Shipley with local committee administration undertaken by offices in York. All of this means more funds are available where the demand is.

The Arbroath committee sent £10,296.82 to head office during the last financial year and has commenced 2012 with a bingo night that raised £750. Plans for the remainder of the year include the annual coffee morning and silent auction on Saturday, May 12, at the Old and Abbey Church hall and a race night on a date yet to be arranged.

It is hoped the people of Arbroath will continue to support the committee in its efforts to raise much needed funds for people who are affected by cancer.