Two MacMillan fundraisers smashed their targets, bringing in in excess of £2,100 for the cancer charity, writes Kirsty Purnell.
The Good Intent Pub on Walworth Road and Magdalen Tenants Hall in Bermondsey raised £1, 100 and £1, 050 respectively.
“We’re just overwhelmed,” said Susan Jefferies, chair of Magdalen’s resident committee, who managed to quadruple last year’s achievements.
“We did a MacMillan fundraiser last year and managed £250. We wanted to do better this year.”
The organisers raised the amount through a combination of auctions, raffles and cake sales on October 8. Magdalen residents were joined by local Liberal Democrats councillor Damien O’Brien and ex-MP Simon Hughes, who judged their cake sale.
“To raise this amount of money is just amazing,” said Susan. “We’re just overwhelmed.”
The committee at Magdalen want to thank Manzie’s pie and mash shop, Donovans Brewery Co-op and Holy, Lil & Delzi’s for their donations to the event.
Meanwhile, The Good Intent hosted an all-day event of raffles, bingo and live music on September 30, for their third MacMillan Fundraiser.
“It was an excellent day,” said landlady Wendy McDonald, “but I was glad to have a cup of tea by the end!”
Wendy praised community spirit in the area. “So many local businesses supported us,” she said. “They donated all the prizes for the raffle and the food hampers.”
“We’ve become a right community pub,” said Wendy. “We all pull together and help each other out. It’s how a pub should be.”