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Tree of Thought a big cash success

A CHARITY campaign, held in the run-up to Christmas, raised almost £4,000 locally.

A CHARITY campaign, held in the run-up to Christmas, raised almost £4,000 locally.

Macmillan Cancer Support once again ran its Tree of Thought initiative at three of the borough’s busiest spots.

Christmas trees were put up in Solihull, Shirley and Chelmsley Wood, with local people invited to sponsor a light on one of the spruces.

The scheme raised the most money in Chelmsley Wood - where £1690 was collected in sponsorship.

But Solihull and Shirley were not too far behind, drumming up £1208 and £1015 respectively.

Added to the money raised elsewhere in the Midlands, Macmillan collected over £11,000 - which will go to local people affected by cancer.

Eloise Davidson, the charity’s fundraising manager, said: “I am really pleased with the fantastic amount raised for our Christmas campaign; it will make such a difference to local people affected by cancer. I’d like to thank everyone who has supported the campaign; we really couldn’t have achieved this without their help.”

If you would like to know more about Macmillan’s work call 0121 742 6393.

 

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