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Local Cancer Charities benefit from local effort!

DSCF1188Maldon’s historic MOOT HALL played host to a new fund-raising event that was opened by the Town Mayor Councillor Jeanette Stilts to help both cancer victims and cancer research on Saturday 26th of May 2018. The all-day event was organised by cancer survivor and Manager of the MOOT HALL Julie Miller and entitled Stand up to Cancer.

Julie commented “I was pleased to be able to give something back after my own experience and successful treatment for cancer at Broomfield, the success of the day was well worth all the hard work” Money was raised by the sale of homemade cakes and vintage collectables for two charities, Cancer Research and Breast Friend.

Breast Friend fulfils a need spotted by Maldon needlewoman Penney McAvoy for specially shaped cushions that support the arm following breast cancer surgery, particularly Mastectomy reconstructions. Penney designed and makes Breast Friend cushions and donates them to Stock Ward at Broomfield Hospital, where they are available free to women at the start of their recovery from surgery. The heart shape of the cushion fits under the bust and supports the arm that may remain inactive following the surgery. The cushion makes sitting and sleeping much more comfortable. Other applications could include stroke and arm related mobility issues.

The organisers want to say a big thank you to Maldon Art Club and Friends of the MOOT HALL and everyone who helped to make the event such a success by raising a super total of £595. The money will be split with £140 going to Breast Friend to buy materials and the remaining £455 to Cancer Research. For more information please E-mail pamcavoy@hotmail.co.uk.