During the summer recess, our Worshipful Master, W. Bro John Ryan, received a telephone call from the Marlow Branch of Macmillan Nurses, with a request for help, in the form of additional volunteer collectors, at the forthcoming Marlow Regatta, held over the weekend of 13th/14th June 2015.
This particular event is a rather special one for Marlow Macmillan Nurses, as it is the only fund raising event, they engage in, that allows them to use the funds collected, for the benefit of the local community, rather than placing funds collected, into a central UK donation pot. That is to say, to meet the needs of local cancer patients and their families.
This very worthy community charity is one that our Worshipful Master has nominated for support during his year. The Marlow Branch is very active in Buckinghamshire, both in the nursing of cancer patients, but also managing fund raising events. With this very much in mind, our Worshipful Master was able to enlist the help of some of our members and their families, who give up their time, as volunteer collectors, and to assist others on the day, at designated points in the town during the festival weekend.
Our Worshipful Master and his daughter Tracey were duly posted at both ends of Sainsbury’s supermarket during the morning and W. Bro Mike Cohan and his wife Helen were posted at the festival entrance in the afternoon.
Macmillan Nurse’s have informed us that the event was an amazing success, with over £660 being raised. Every penny that was collected supports people living with cancer and their families in Buckinghamshire, and Macmillan Nurses are really making a difference.
Marlow Bridge Lodge is proud to have played its part in making the day a very successful and memorable one for the Marlow Branch of Macmillan Nurses and for being given the opportunity of putting something into its local community.
W. Bro J Ryan