Date of release: 28 September 2021
A staff member at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust raised nearly £300 from a cake sale and raffle to raise funds for the Macmillan Centre at New Cross Hospital.
Tracey Challenor, 41, from The Scotlands in Wolverhampton, wanted to host the cake sale on the 41st birthday of her sister-in-law Louise, who passed away just after her 40th birthday in October 2020 after being diagnosed with appendiceal cancer.
Tracey Challenor at her cake stall
One month later, Tracey’s father-in-law Vernon Williams passed away from oesophageal cancer. This made Tracey’s fundraising this year even more important to her.
Colleagues and staff based on the Urology Outpatient department supported Tracey by donating cakes for the sale, as well as some raffle prizes. Two professional cake makers also contributed, one of which was a good friend of Louise.
By the end of the day Tracey raised a fantastic £298.47.
Tracey, a Healthcare Assistant at New Cross Hospital, said: “I’m really pleased all of the money I have raised will benefit the Macmillan Centre at New Cross.”
Andeana Andreas, Departmental Manager / Senior Sister for Urology OPD, said: “Tracey only joined the team in Urology Outpatients in June and is a fantastic addition to our team. When she approached me about hosting a coffee morning for Macmillan, we were excited to support her.
“Tracey has worked really hard to secure some amazing raffle prizes and a huge amount of cakes for donations. It has been five years since we hosted a cake sale for Macmillan in the department, raising £240. Patients and staff have been extremely generous and it was a lovely day.”
Kelly Pritchard, Support and Information Centre Manager for Macmillan, said: “I’d really like to thank Tracey, their kindness and generosity in raising funds for the Macmillan Centre means we can implement much needed support for patients such as treatment comfort packs. I can’t thank them enough for the fundraising that they continually do for the centre.”
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