Sir George promotes Watership Down walk
2 Apr 2007
Sir George with Jane Godfrey and Paul Morgan, Macmillan Fundraising Managers for Berkshire and Hampshire
Sir George with Jane Godfrey and Paul Morgan, Macmillan Fundraising Managers for Berkshire and Hampshire
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Macmillan Cancer Support are raising funds for their Hampshire Branch by organising a walk on Sunday May 6th.

"This walk is taking place in one of the most beautiful parts of the country -all around Ecchinswell and Sydmonton, in the countryside immortalised by the book and film "Watership Down". There is a 7 mile or a 12 mile option, and there are several pubs on the walk and a number of picnic areas."

"A form can be got by ringing 01264 343813, and it costs £5 per adult to enter. Once you are registered, you will be sent a full pack with all the details."

More than 5800 people are diagnosed with cancer in Hampshire every year, and they benefit from 82 Macmillan professionals - nurses, doctors, therapists and benefit advisers.
Macmillan is there for people with cancer, their families and friends to talk, listen and understand what they are going through. Macmillan supports a network of self-help and support groups around the country.

Having cancer can bring extra costs – hospital parking and travelling expenses, extra heating, different clothes. Macmillan can help – last year they gave over £97,300 in Macmillan grants to people in Hampshire, to help with some of these costs. Macmillan believes no one should be financially deprived as a result of their illness.

The Macmillan CancerLine provides free information and emotional support for people living with cancer and now has the Macmillan YouthLine, especially for people aged 12-21.


Macmillan is planning to raise £756,000 in Hampshire to build on these servcies and fund a Macmillan nurse in Portsmouth, two Macmillan nurses at Basingstoke Hospital and two Macmillan nurses at Southampton Hospital.

"Aurelia and I will be going on this walk and look forward to a good turnout from all those who want a healthy day out in the countryside and want to help Macmillan with their fundraising."
http://www.macmillan.org.uk/hampshire
 
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