Macmillan paint Stevenage town centre green for cancer centre fundraiser

Dance group perform in Stevenage town centre

Dance group perform in Stevenage town centre - Credit: Archant

Stevenage town centre was given a new look at the weekend when Macmillan Cancer Support organised a takeover.

Frances Ward-Powell and Mark Smith from Macmillan Cancer Support

Frances Ward-Powell and Mark Smith from Macmillan Cancer Support - Credit: Archant

The ‘paint the town green’ event on Saturday raised £680 for the Lister Macmillan Cancer Centre.

A variety of acts provided entertainment on the day, as the charity edges ever closer to its £1.5 million fundraising target.

The centre, based at Lister Hospital, opened in June and offers a dedicated information and support area for patients and families, as well as two gardens for patients to relax in.

The East and North Herts NHS Trust has funded half of the £3m build, with Macmillan now just £300,000 short of reaching its target.

Band Space Goat perform in Stevenage town centre for Macmillan

Band Space Goat perform in Stevenage town centre for Macmillan - Credit: Archant


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Frances Ward-Powell, Macmillan’s fundraising manager for Hertfordshire, said: “We had a fantastic time and we are so thankful to everyone who supported us, including Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland, Identity Dance, Spacegoat and Costa for donating the hot drinks. We would also like to thank the people who donated and supported our event.

“We met some incredible people who are cancer survivors and who are living with cancer at the moment. It is these people who inspire us to do what we do and hopefully our event has inspired others to do something to help.”

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