Cancer charity hails volunteer

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A Scarborough-based volunteer has raised almost £20,000 for charity.

Hard working volunteer Joan Forbes helped raise a staggering £19,799.67 for Macmillan Cancer Support last year.

The money was raised across the Scarborough area from supermarket collections, an annual coffee morning, stalls and also public donations.

Joan has been a dedicated supporter of Macmillan for over 20 years and the cancer charity recently expressed its gratitude for her support.

Macmillan’s fundraising manager for Scarborough, Hayley Cooke, said: “With more people living with cancer than ever before, the need for our work is constantly growing. Thanks to our loyal volunteers like Joan Forbes, Macmillan can be there for more people when they need us most.”

The money will be used to help fund Macmillan’s vital cancer services including specialist nurses working throughout the NHS, a nurse-run support line and grants for cancer patients with money problems.

Last year, Macmillan gave out £20,000 worth of grants to more than 50 cancer patients in Scarborough to help them cover essential costs like travelling to and from hospital for treatment.