Staff and residents from 60 retirement housing estates owned by Hanover Housing Association were celebrating today after the housing group’s Chief Executive Dame Clare Tickell presented Michelle Muir from Macmillan Cancer Support a cheque for over £13,000.
Residents from Maple Court, Consett in County Durham were part of a regional estate based initiative where staff and residents held local fundraising initiatives across Hanover’s northern estates to raise money in support of the tremendous work of the charity.
Dame Clare Tickell said: “I am very proud of the efforts of our staff and residents and delighted to be presenting this cheque to Macmillan.
“Each year the charity provides valuable help for cancer patients and their carers.
On receiving the donation, Michelle Muir, Senior Fundraising Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support said: “Macmillan relies on donations to fund our vital services, which are there to support people affected by cancer. We’re very grateful to everyone who has helped raise such a fantastic sum.”