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MACMILLAN Cancer Support would like to thank the people of Solihull for their wonderful support with our street collections on June 4.

MACMILLAN Cancer Support would like to thank the people of Solihull for their wonderful support with our street collections on June 4. A wonderful £684.67 was raised by our collectors in Shirley and £113.80 by our collector in Castle Bromwich and we are extremely pleased with this.

We rely on voluntary donations for 99 per cent of our income, so we simply couldn’t do what we do for people affected by cancer without your support. On behalf of those whom we are able to help, please accept our warmest thanks for your valuable support.

In October 2011 - Macmillan’s centenary year - I will be embarking on my fifth and final challenge to raise funds for Macmillan in memory of my son David. David was only four years old when he passed away with a rare form of cancer. There were no Macmillan services available to us at the time and I want to ensure other families do not go without help. I will be trekking 100km in the inhospitable mountains and desert of Jordan and want to raise £15k. This will take my total to £50k over the five challenges. I would be so grateful if you would consider sponsoring me via www.justgiving.com/Ann-Gumery.

If you or someone you know is living with cancer and would like answers, support or just to chat, call us on 0808 808 00 00 or visit macmillan.org.uk

Ann Gumery Fundraising Support Assistant for Macmillan Cancer Support, Birmingham, Black Country and Solihull – 0121 742 6393 http://www.macmillan.org.uk/birmingham

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Generosity raises thanks

I AM the chairman of the Solihull Children’s Special Needs Association, which runs a playschool for special needs children in Green Lane, Shirley. On Saturday, June 4 we held our annual street collection. In total we raised £565.88 and on behalf of the association I would like to sincerely thank the people of Solihull and Knowle who so kindly made a donation.

Stephen Rowe, Chairman

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Report that leak to save water

ON MONDAY, May 30 I reported a water leak in Lugtrout Lane. The water had been running for several months and appeared to be running off the adjacent field. However, during the dry spell the road was still wet, hence my phone call.

On Wednesday, June 1 I had a phone call from Severn Trent to say they had repaired it the previous day, Tuesday, May 31. I checked and they had. Well done Severn Trent!

This illustrates the point that if we see an obvious water leak report it, do not assume someone else has done so. Sooner rather than later wasted water will affect all of us, even those who can’t be bothered.

Cyril Gibbins

 

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