Cash raised at farewell service of much-loved Saffron Walden vicar is donated to Macmillan Cancer Support
- Credit: Archant
The “overwhelming generosity” of churchgoers at the service of a much-loved vicar has seen over £1,000 donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Revd Chris Warren, who retired in September as team vicar in the Saffron Walden and Villages Team Ministry due to ill health, asked for the collection at his recent farewell service to be divided between two charities, including Macmillan.
On behalf of St Mary’s Church, associate priest Revd Paula Griffiths presented a cheque for £1008.23 to Richard Luckes, chairman of the Saffron Walden committee for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Revd Griffiths said: “We were overwhelmed by the generosity of the collection. It was a great tribute both to the rich ministry of Chris Warren and to the work of Macmillan Cancer Support which is a tower of strength to so many cancer patients, their families and friends.”
Macmillan Cancer Support is now in its 102nd year. In 2012 it helped 5.7 million people in the UK affected by cancer. Its services include Macmillan nurses, doctors and cancer care centres.
You may also want to watch:
The charity assisted many more people to get support within their own community by increasing the total number of Macmillan professionals to 7,848.
Several thousand people were helped with the cost of travelling to hospital for regular treatment. All this plus much more is funded entirely through the generosity of donors and supporters.
- 1 Standon Calling called off after heavy rain and lightning risk
- 2 Updates after person hit by train near Cambridge
- 3 Revealed: UDC considers almost 300 possible new development sites
- 4 4 English Heritage events to enjoy at Audley End this summer
- 5 In pictures: Uttlesford pupils' fun before the summer holidays
- 6 Q&A: Former Uttlesford District Council leader Howard Rolfe
- 7 Person dies after being struck by train in Cambridge
- 8 Hailstones 'the size of golf balls' batter gardens in Essex
- 9 Roman ceramics and ancient road discovered in big archaeological dig
- 10 RAF Red Arrows and Typhoon dazzle crowds at Duxford Summer Air Show