Macmillan Celebrate Charity's Centenary

Champagne, legendary canapés and W5 Wind Quintet make for a wonderful annual garden party

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The Chiswick Committee of Macmillan Cancer Support
celebrated the centenary of charity's foundation at their Annual Garden Party.

Along with the champagne, legendary canapés, and W5 Wind Quintet playing selections from Mozart Opera and Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas, were a tempting stall of Tombola prizes and a thrilling performance by an auctioneer delicately balanced on a garden table.

The Tombola raised over £1,000 and the auction over £3,000. One of the star prizes auctioned was the services of the committee in catering for a Buffet Lunch or Cocktail Party.

The whole event raised a total of around £7,500, which compares with the very successful Plant Fair organised by the committee in May, which raised just over £7,800.

Both amounts will be used to help fund the training of a Neuro Oncology Nurse Specialist to advise and support patients with cancers of the brain or nervous system. As all Macmillan Nurses she/he will give her/his services not only to the patient but to the relatives, families and friends.

Committee chairman, Carol Woolner said: "I am really proud of what our team has achieved over the past few years. We have grown from a handful of house wives having Coffee Mornings and Bridge Suppers into a team of well organised fund raisers who still have Coffee Mornings, but now have events which people ask about and put in their diaries and really enjoy coming to.

"They give us their money because it gives them pleasure and they have a good time, and they know it's really making a difference to people living with cancer."

Those wishing to find out about the committee's future events please see

July 25, 2011