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Our Macmillan ‘Bring A Pound Day’ smashes past £2,400!

Our Macmillan ‘Bring A Pound Day’ campaign has been going on all day today – and at the close of play at 5pm we have collected exactly £2,401 – with the promise of more to come.

Last year our ‘Bring A Pound Day’ for the charity raised thousands of pounds for the Tameside Macmillan Unit in just one day in February last year, thanks to your amazing generosity.

Local groups, organisations, schools and businesses all rallied round to participate in our ‘Bring A Pound Day’ as every single pound steadily added up to a remarkable amount.

Today we’ve been doing it all over again!

This year we’ve been helping to raise extra funds for the unit – plus cash for local community Macmillan grants – funds which specifically go to help those living with cancer in our communities.

We’ve been broadcasting everyone’s fundraising efforts ‘live’ once again throughout the whole day on Tameside Radio as we visit you all out and about across our whole community.

There’s still time to be a part of it if you would like to make a donation for our Macmillan ‘Bring A Pound Day’.

Call us on 0161 379 0420 if you would like to make a donation – we’d love to hear from you.

And a huge thank you to everyone – schools, businesses, groups, organisations and individuals – everyone who has pledged to be involved today across our communities.

We still have some further generous donations to collect tomorrow – and know some of you have other events planned over the weekend too – so look forward to today’s total continuing to grow.

Your support is much appreciated and can help to make a real difference to those living with cancer in our communities because…

A message we’re sure you’ll all agree with. Thank you to Pinfold Primary School in Hyde for their donations today.

Thank you to all the students and staff at All Saint’s in Dukinfield who have been raising money for our Bring A Pound Day.

Thanks also to everyone at The Village Hotel in Ashton where the team have been busy collecting for the cause. Clare Harrison is pictured above.

What an inspiration! Thanks to all the staff and pupils at Inspire Academy Ashton for helping us today.

Active Medlock in Droylsden have been getting involved too – as have the Rhyme Time group (below)!

Those magnificent Men In Sheds in Dukinfield have been busy collecting too – and our special thanks go to fabulous fundraiser Angela Wild who is volunteering with us all day to help collect all of your pounds.

And here’s Angela again… this time with the lovely ladies from the Community Response Team!

Thank you Ann-Marie Thompson Lead Nurse for preceptorship at Tameside Hospital for your donation.

We’re not just in Tameside… here’s what our team in Glossop are up to…

Thank you to the team at Overdale Kitchens & Bedrooms in Glossop for supporting our ‘Bring A Pound Day’ Campaign today.

Our Glossop Editor David Jones is sitting pretty after finding time for a quick trim while picking up the pounds donated for Macmillan at Just Hair in Mottram.


Steve Marsland, head teacher at Russell Scott Primary, says raising money for Macmillan is really important after pupils at the school raise a magnificent £370 for our day. Thank you!

Everyone’s been very generous at Ashton Markets – thank you all! Williams Stall in Ashton Market made their donation to Macmillan above, and Occasions below!

Thanks to Discovery Academy in Hattersley for donating too.

Thank you to the team from Glossop Caravans for your support today.

Back in Tameside – and thanks to everyone at Active Tameside who have been supporting our fundraising efforts. Here’s Phil Shaw at Active Copley with our very own Lesley Walkden.

Thanks also to Bosuns chippy in Hyde… and to everyone at The Church Inn, Saddleworth (below).

Thanks to those valiant Tameside College guys as well, sweating it out in the gym once again this year to support the cause. Every pound helps!

More schools have played their part today – including St George’s in Mossley (above) and St George’s Hyde (below).

Thank you from all of us once again for another tremendous ‘Bring A Pound Day!’