IT IS again the time of year to put the kettle on to raise money for a cancer charity.
Photographer Saty Madhav, of Kodak Express in High Street, Ruislip, is already selling ‘memory boxes’ to raise cash for Macmillan Cancer Care, ahead of its World Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday.
“The memory boxes will be sold before the fundraising day to give the charity collection a head start,” he said.
“My wife was diagnosed with the early stages of cancer about 15 years ago, and has since been in remission, but she did have a Macmillan nurse to speak with at the time, so I have had a personal experience with the charity and I’ve seen the work they do.”
The boxes have been designed by Kodak in partnership with Macmillan and hold up to 300 photographs. £5 from each sale will go to the charity.
As well as providing tea, coffee and biscuits at the Kodak Express shop, Mr Madhav will be running a raffle, a photograph competition for different age groups, and selling key rings.
Ten per cent of all sales will go to Macmillan, which specialises in providing support to people suffering from cancer and their families, through specialist nurses.
“We are planning to have further events in the next few weeks to keep money coming in,” Mr Madhav said.
Shoppers in Ruislip can help raise cash by calling in at fashion boutique Mizzie, in High Street.
Owner Lorna Harrison will be brewing up between 9.30am and 12.30pm and donating 10 per cent of all sales on Friday.
“I wanted to raise the money so that they can keep the nurses out there supporting people,” she said.
Ruislip Royal British Legion, in High Street, will be serving tea, coffee and cake on Friday, from 9am to 1pm.
Member Aleena Ruddock said: “Everyone is welcome, including non-members, to help us raise as much money as possible.”
Visitors to Hillingdon Fire Station, in Uxbridge Road, can help their neighbourhood firefighters with their fundraising.
Crews will be serving hot drinks and homemade cakes from 10.30am to 12.30pm next Monday.
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