BIG hearted fund raisers from the Shakespeare Inn in Studley are holding a massive fundraising day in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support this Saturday (August 20).
Featuring a pig roast, tasty ales and an entire evening of music headed by what promises to be a knockout gig by The Official Receivers, every penny raised will go towards the caring charity.
“We’re just giving something back to the wonderful nurses of Macmillan who do a fantastic job,” said spokesman Pat Cremin of the fund raising group the Shakespeare Warriors.
“They don’t mess about, they cut to the chase and give you all the support you need – they are fantastic.”
Sarah Diston, Macmillan fundraising manager in Warwickshire, said 2015 saw the charity commit more than £784,000 in the county alone, helping to support over 19,000 people living with cancer.
“Every week, 58 people living in Warwickshire hear the words: ‘I’m sorry it’s cancer’ and, for every person who has cancer, their diagnosis will also affect 44 other friends, family and work colleagues,” said Sarah.
“By 2020 one in two people in the UK will be told they have cancer, and for most of us it will be the toughest fight we ever face. So to have the fundraising support of the Shakespeare Warriors is absolutely critical and I would like to say a personal thank you to Patrick and everyone who has supported and worked tirelessly to make this event a success. It’s going to be a fantastic day for the whole family.”
The fun starts at 4.30pm on Saturday with a good half dozen acts performing as a warm-up for the headliners – and it promises to be a great day out.
Pat and his band of Shakespeare Warriors have even managed to wangle a donation of top memorabilia from top international cricket umpire Dean Trigg of the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) which is set to be auctioned off at a glittering fund raising event in London.
“We’d like to say a big thank you for all Sarah’s help and support, and all the Warriors committee. So come along on Saturday for a great family day out, fantastic local musicians, fabulous food and friendly company. Parking is available at Studley Point,” said Pat.