Diamond cheque for cancer lifeline

Bestwood MVC cheque
Bestwood MVC cheque

A CONCERT to mark the diamond jubilee of Bestwood Male Voice Choir has raised a bumper total for an organisation that cares for cancer sufferers.

A cheque for £1,500, which equates to half the proceeds from the concert held on September 23, was handed over to a representative of Maggie’s.

Maggie’s is a centre based within Nottingham City Hospital set up to offer support for anyone affected by cancer.

Angela Kehoe, fundraising organiser for Maggie’s, is pictured receiving the cheque from Colin Pursglove, chairman of the long-running Bestwood Village-based choir.

Also in the photograph are vice-chairman Peter Fletcher and treasurer Mick Carlisle, together with other staff from Maggie’s.

“In the choir’s special year, it was very fitting that such a special place should benefit from our diamond concert,” said Peter.

The centre is a place where people are welcome if they need support, no matter what stage of their cancer they find themselves.

Maggie’s helps those who have just been diagnosed, those who are undergoing treatment and those who have been told their illness is terminal.

Peter added: “Maggie’s has just celebrated its first anniversary so Angela was delighted to receive the donation.”

Maggie’s Nottingham serves the East Midlands Cancer Network, situated next to the Breast Institute at Nottingham City Hospital.

The East Midlands Cancer Network covers the populations of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and part of East Staffordshire — an area of approximately four million people.