Charity night raises almost £3,000

An evening of comedy and music in Willenhall organised by Walsall Healthcare and Macmillan staff helped to raise £2,800 to benefit cancer patients.

The Amery Club hosted the event which featured The Black Country Boys comedy and tribute act and members of Walsall’s local Lung Cancer Support Group turned out in force, also helping to make the night a success.

Shareen Juwle Lung and Jayne Powell, both Lung Clinical Nurse Specialists and Jamie Paskin, Lung Cancer Support, said: “We raised £2,800 altogether which will be split between the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support as well as our Lung Cancer Support group so each cause will be getting £933.

“We’d like to thank everyone who helped us make the night such a success. The club was provided free of charge which was so generous of Diane and Les Harris and guests kindly bought raffle tickets to help boost our funds even further. We were able to raffle off a glamping trip and overnight stay in Birmingham among a host of other prizes.

“The Black Country Boys were a real hit and so popular with the audience.

“Members of our support group which meets every six weeks had a whale of a time and asked us to do it all over again next year which is great feedback! This support group is tremendously important to our lung cancer patients as it’s somewhere they can share their experiences and give advice to each other – they’re like a family. And they are invaluable when it comes to fundraising as they all pitch in with ideas.”

Posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Friday, October 13, 2017 6:04:00 PM