£14,000 cheque presented to two Scunthorpe cancer support charities

Community Advice and Support
11:46, Monday, 18th December 2023

A cheque for £14,000 has been donated to two Scunthorpe charities that support families affected by cancer.

The Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Cllr Janet Longcake, and cabinet member for environment, Cllr Neil Poole, presented the cheque on behalf of families at Scunthorpe’s Woodlands Crematorium on Thursday 7 December.

The cash will be split equally between The Mayor’s chosen charities – Macmillan Cancer Support Scunthorpe and Hope House Bosom Family Support.

The Mayor said: “I am extremely proud to present this cheque to such a deserving cause.

“One in two people will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime – so to be able to support my chosen charities – Macmillan and Hope House, who do such incredible work to support people and their loved ones at such a difficult time, is brilliant.”

This donation takes the total amount raised from the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management’s (ICCM) metal recycling scheme to more than £137,000 in North Lincolnshire since 2013.

Cllr Neil Poole, cabinet member for environment, said:

“To have raised almost £140,000 for wonderful charities in North Lincolnshire, who bring comfort to those in need, is a phenomenal achievement.

“I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all the local families over the past ten years, who at a time of great personal loss, made these generous donations possible. I know it continues to make a huge difference.”

Josie Lees, chairperson at Macmillan Cancer Support Scunthorpe, said:

“We are extremely grateful for this very generous donation.

“The Scunthorpe Macmillan Fundraising Committee raises funds to support our local community affected by cancer. We are a registered charity and offer free and confidential information in the Macmillan Information Support Centre at Scunthorpe General Hospital. The centre is accessible to all North Lincolnshire residents should they need help or support from specialist doctors and Macmillan nurses.”

Joanne Sowerby, founder and chairperson at Hope House Bosom Family Support, said: “We are absolutely overwhelmed and incredibly grateful for this donation.

“The money will go directly to helping people in North Lincolnshire who are going through cancer treatment, funding weekly meal deliveries, hypnotherapy, counselling, and more. It will make a massive difference to local people.”

Photo shows The Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Cllr Janet Longcake, and Cllr Neil Poole, cabinet member for environment, presenting cheques to representatives from Macmillan and Hope House on behalf of families at Scunthorpe’s Woodlands Crematorium