Saturday, 20 August 2011

Macmillan fundraising event 20th August

The 'wacky Olympics' family fun day took place today in Mayow Park to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. It was organised by Bengu, a cancer sufferer who, despite her health difficulties, had put in many hours to prepare a well-organised and enjoyable day for all and had engaged the help of sponsors too.
The event was opened by the outgoing Lewisham Young Mayor  and was closed by Sir Steve Bullock, the Mayor of Lewisham. It was most unfortunate that the event was marred by heavy rain half way through which persisted to the end of the event. This meant that most people rushed away to seek shelter and did not stay till the end.
Despite the unpleasant weather, Bengu remained cheerful. I hope she has been able to reach her target of raising £5,000 to pay towards a Macmillan Cancer Support nurse at Lewisham Hospital, where Bengu herself has received her treatment.

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