Band help raise cancer cash

First published in News

A FUNDRAISING event at a Dudley pub has raised £600 towards Macmillan Cancer Support.

Claire Zimmerman, aged 28, organised the event at the Lamp Tavern and secured the help of acoustic trio, Troubadour, which her partner, Richard North performs in, who played a sell-out concert at the High Street pub.

Claire, an apprentice administrator with Pertemps People Development Group, was also supported by her colleagues, as they held cake sales, held raffles and collected donations at their King Street office.

Claire said: “Everyone connected with the band has lost someone through cancer so it was an easy decision to do our bit for such a wonderful charity; everyone was in total agreement as to where the funds should go.”

Black Country fundraising manager, Natalie Bridge, who accepted the money on behalf of Macmillan, said: “Without the help of such caring people we wouldn’t be able to provide the specialist nursing care that many people rely on. I hear it was a fantastic concert with everyone getting behind the cause; £600 is a significant sum of money that will make a real difference to those suffering with cancer.”

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