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DUP MLAs Fundraise For Macmillan Cancer Support
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STRANGFORD DUP MLAs Simon Hamilton and Michelle McIlveen have helped raise £560 for Macmillan Cancer Support at a coffee morning in their Advice Centre in Comber Square.

Michelle McIlveen said, “2011 is the centenary of Macmillan Cancer Support. For 100 years, Macmillan has been helping people with cancer and their families with all that they want and need.  They provide practical advice and financial support.

They fund nurses and other specialist healthcare professionals as well as building cancer centres.  And they work for better cancer provision. Macmillan is a tremendous charity doing wonderful work for the 1 in 3 of us who are affected by cancer.

Pictured are Strangford MLA's Simon Hamilton MLA and Michelle McIlveen MLA with Heather Monteverde, Macmillan'€™s Northern Ireland General Manager.

“We are immensely grateful to the many people who attended our coffee morning in aid of Macmillan.  Their generosity has helped raise £560 for a charity who will use it extremely effectively to provide much needed assistance for cancer sufferers and their families across Northern Ireland”.

Simon Hamilton added, “When I was Chair of Stormont’s Social Development Committee I visited Macmillan’s benefits advice service at the Cancer Centre in Belfast City Hospital.  I saw for myself some of the first rate work that Macmillan are able to do with the money that our coffee morning has helped raise.

“People who are diagnosed with cancer are first and foremost concerned about their health but they also need practical support including financial assistance.  Macmillan work with cancer patients to ensure that just as their health needs are taken care of, so are their financial needs.

“I am glad that by hosting our coffee morning we have been able to raise so much for Macmillan.  We look forward to Macmillan continuing with their amazing work helping those suffering from cancer”.