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Leisure centres raise £1,500 for cancer charity

Cancer patients and their families have received a huge boost thanks to the fundraising efforts of Fenland's leisure centre staff and customers.

NVF Macmillan cheque

Fenland District Council's New Vision Fitness centres have presented a bumper £1,583.60 to the March and Chatteris fundraising group of Macmillan Cancer Support after holding five different events in aid of the cause last month (October).

The Hudson Centre in Wisbech held a bake-off event and tea-dance, the George Campbell Centre in March also held a bake-off and a charity triathlon, and the Manor Centre in Whittlesey organised a coffee morning.

A cheque was presented to the Macmillan fundraising group at the George Campbell Centre on Tuesday, November 14.

Group secretary Gillian Kime said: "On behalf of the local committee, I'd like to thank all the staff and members of New Vision Fitness at March, Wisbech and Whittlesey for raising such a wonderful amount. It was a fantastic result, well done to you all.

"I'd also like to thank local people for their continued support; their generosity ensures we can continue to make a difference to those battling cancer."

Councillor Michelle Tanfield, the Council's Portfolio Holder for Leisure, attended many of the events to offer her support, and also had the task of being a bake-off judge.

"It's been wonderful to see so many events organised by our leisure staff in aid of such a fantastic cause," she said. "Thanks must go to them and also to all the members who took part and helped make them such a success."

New Vision Fitness staff also thanked the Exchange Tea Rooms in March and White Lion in Wisbech for donating afternoon-tea-for-two prizes for the bake-off winners.

Article added: November 20, 2017