CancerCare campaign: Brewer pledges to raise charity cash

CancerCare campaign: Water Witch staff Laura Taylor and Jed Armitage with community fundraiser Helen Hartin.
CancerCare campaign: Water Witch staff Laura Taylor and Jed Armitage with community fundraiser Helen Hartin.

Mitchell’s of Lancaster have chosen CancerCare as their Charity of the Year in support of the CancerCare Counts campaign.

The local brewers have announced that they will be donating 25p from every pudding sale and 10p per coffee to help fund the development of new cancer support services for Lancaster teenagers.

CancerCare Counts campaign logo.

CancerCare Counts campaign logo.

The first pub to begin raising funds through coffee and pudding sales was the stunning canal-side Water Witch.

Jonathan Barker MD said: “I am very impressed by the work CancerCare undertake in our community and want to help raise funds to support local families. I’m sure our staff and customers will get behind this new scheme and knowing that 25p is donated from every pudding – it should help with that decision at the end of a meal!”

Community fund raiser Helen Hartin said: “I am thrilled that Mitchell’s, a local, family-owned business is supporting CancerCare. And what a fun way to do it! A coffee with friends and a guilt-free pudding!”

CancerCare CEO Neil Townsend said: “We are delighted that Mitchells have chosen CancerCare to partner with and support our campaign to expand our Children & Young People’s Service for local teens.

“As well as helping raise funds towards our work, we will be supporting Mitchell’s staff and customers through some education and awareness programmes that we hope to run during our partnership.”

All the pubs will have collection tins and managers will be planning various fund raising activities to boost funds.

The Lancaster Guardian CancerCare Counts campaign aims to raise cash for CancerCare and awareness of the charity.

Here’s some ways you can help:

lOrganise your own event – hold a coffee morning or a bake-off at your work or school.

lHost a pamper evening with your friends or organise a pub quiz. CancerCare can support you every step of the way and provide you with all the materials you might need including collection tins or buckets.

Email the fundraising team 
fundraising@cancercare.
org.uk

lMake a donation. Text CCAR31 to 70070 with the amount you wish to donate or donate at cancercare.org.uk/donate. Alternatively you can send a cheque made payable to CancerCare North Lancashire & South Lakeland.

lPlay their Lottery. One of the charity’s most important regular sources of income, the CancerCare Lottery has been created to help raise much-needed funds. Join over 7,000 other local players and from just £1 a week you can be in with a chance of winning some top cash prizes including a £5,000 rollover draw.