Help Duckworth’s Fight Cancer By Supporting Macmillan
There are currently 27,826 people in Lincolnshire living with cancer. This number is expected to double by 2030. At Duckworth’s, we are fighting back, and need your help.
As a family business, we have always been committed to helping the local community, and we are working hard to ensure Macmillan Cancer get the funds and support they deserve.
- On average, people can be £570 worse off as a result of a cancer diagnosis.
- There are 4,780 new cancer diagnoses every year in Lincolnshire.
- There has been a 62% increase in the last 21 years of the number of people living with or beyond cancer in Lincolnshire.
- In 2018, 560 Macmillan Grants were given to local people, totalling over £215,000.
Our 2018 Macmillan fundraiser
Last year, the family of our Sales Exec Howard started their battle against cancer. Following Howard’s wife Cerri’s diagnosis, we organised a Sponsored Bike Ride/Sportive and Woodland Walk in October. Our aim was to raise £3,000 to support Macmillan Cancer and to cover some of the significant costs of the family’s treatment.
After the wonderful work of our team and the truly amazing generosity of the local community, we raised an incredible total of £6,500.
In spite of the rainy conditions, hundreds of people turned up to support Macmillan and the Belt family, getting on their bikes and strapping on their walking boots. The thing that brought the biggest smile to our face? The following message from Cerri and Howard:
“Howard and I would personally like to thank all the customers, his colleagues & friends who supported us throughout last year when I was diagnosed with Appendix cancer. The encouragement we received really did make a difference to us. All the texts, emails, cards and well wishes we received kept me going.
“I am now recovering from the major operation I had at The Christie in Manchester and have been told it went as good as it could. My results are positive and I’m currently waiting for my next scan to confirm I don’t need any further treatment. We are both staying positive & want me to get to the 5-year mark, then the cancer is less likely to reoccur. If you see us out and about please come and say hello, I’d love to thank people in person.
“Finally, I’d like to thank my wonderful husband for taking a month-and-a-half off work to look after me in Manchester & when I got home. He really did everything to aid my recovery while also looking after our 3 children & making Christmas lunch. He is my diamond.
“I have so much to be grateful for and I thank all of you for showing me that with your support. Keep smiling, love and best wishes Cerri & Howard xxx”
Our 2019 Fundraiser
Following the unbelievable success of last October’s event, we are very much looking forward to hosting our next fundraiser, which will take place in July. We have a target to raise a total of £10,000 for Macmillan in 2019 – something that would go a long way to supporting the remarkable work the charity is already doing to fight back against cancer.
Taking place on Sunday 14th July, Duckworth Wolds Discovery is a cycle sportive (featuring an optional timed hill climb section) and Woodland Walk to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The event will commence from our Market Rasen showroom and will take participants through the beauties of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Refreshments will be provided, as well as a kids/sweet tombola and cake. It really does promise to be a fantastic day for everyone to enjoy, and for an amazing cause! What could be better?
How much of a difference you can make
In 2018, 215 Macmillan Grants were given to local people in North East Lincolnshire, totalling over £82,000. A Grant can support people with their heating bills, travel costs and one-off purchases such as showers, washing machines and beds.
Money raised will contribute towards vital cancer services in Lincolnshire, such as the new Macmillan Cancer Support Centre, set to open at Lincoln County Hospital in 2019.
“The modernised and high standard centre will bring together a range of services in one location, including cancer information, emotional support, welfare benefits advice and practical support,” said Macmillan.
“The £10,000 target of Duckworth in 2019 could run a centre like this for more than 2 months, ensuring people in North East Lincolnshire have somewhere to ask those crucial questions.”
How to take part and donate
Want to get involved in our 2019 Discovery Wolds event? Click here to enter online now!
For details on how to volunteer or donate to our Macmillan Cancer Support fundraiser, please get in touch by calling us on 01673 842101. We appreciate all of the fantastic support we’ve received so far – we can’t thank you enough!