Cancer charity appeals for volunteers

PUBLISHED: 09:45 17 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:12 10 June 2010

A MAJOR cancer charity is appealing for Exmouth residents to make a New Year s resolution in 2009 - by stepping forward and swelling their ranks of volunteers.

A MAJOR cancer charity is appealing for Exmouth residents to make a New Year's resolution in 2009 - by stepping forward and swelling their ranks of volunteers.

Fundraising Manager Calvin Lovelock of Macmillan Cancer Support in Devon said their work wouldn't be possible without hundreds of volunteers throughout the county who give up their time to help local people living with cancer.

But he said as the charity faced the challenges of raising funds 'in a difficult economic environment' in 2009, and they were looking for new people to come forward, especially those who have made a New Year resolution to volunteer.

Macmillan is entirely dependent on the support of the public and the generosity and hard work of our volunteers in Devon is at the heart of everything we do.

He added that their aim was to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer by 2010 - and that it was imperative that they increase their capacity to raise funds if they are to achieve this objective.

He said: "There is a wide range of volunteering opportunities at Macmillan - something to suit everyone - marshalling at an event, cheering on from the side lines, manning our registration desks, collecting at local supermarkets or helping us to promote local events. "We are especially looking for new people to join our network of fundraising groups, staff our Brixham shop, arrange media/PR coverage and help organise special events.

"If you are interested in volunteering - or know someone who might be - please do get in touch.

"You can give as much or as little time as you have - whatever you do, you will help us make a tremendous difference to local people living with cancer."

You can contact Calvin by e-mailing him at; clovelock@macmillan.org.uk.


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