Residents get behind The Comet's Charity of the Year

A 21-YEAR-OLD, who raises money for charity every year, has set her sights on securing more than �5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Kylie Mullings, of Benchley Hill in Hitchin, is organising an evening of entertainment on Friday, September 11. The event

A 21-YEAR-OLD, who raises money for charity every year, has set her sights on securing more than �5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Kylie Mullings, of Benchley Hill in Hitchin, is organising an evening of entertainment on Friday, September 11.

The event, at The Village Hotel on Centennial Avenue in Elstree, will include a drinks reception with a performance of close-up magic followed by a four-course meal with wine.

The evening will continue with a show by contemporary illusionist, Jamie Raven, a performance from street dancers, and a disco.


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Kylie said: "I usually do something every year to raise money for charity. Macmillan offers a lot of support to people living with cancer, and I wanted to do something to help them to do their work.

"I don't know anybody who isn't affected by cancer. It is such a big problem.

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"Without funding, Macmillan wouldn't be able to carry on."

The evening will also include a raffle, with prizes including signed Arsenal and Chelsea football shirts, a day at the races, and a Monarch flight for two to any of their destinations from Luton Airport.

Tickets for the event, which begins at 7pm, are �50 per person, or �450 for a table of 10. To book, or if any company would like to donate a raffle prize, call Kylie on 07917807692 or email her at kjmullings@yahoo.co.uk

RESIDENTS in Comet country are already gearing up for The World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan.

Maureen Flower, of Howard Drive in Letchworth GC, has been getting involved in the charity's largest fundraising event since her brother, Michael, died from colon cancer in 2000, aged 53.

"The Macmillan nurses were so lovely," she said. "I also had breast cancer in 2002 and again Macmillan nurses at Lister were lovely. If I was worried I could just phone them up. If they weren't there they would ring back so quickly. It was nice to have someone at the end of the phone who cares."

Maureen had a lumpectomy followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy and has since made a full recovery.

Speaking about the coffee morning, she said: "It's a lovely thing to do." This year's event will officially take place on Friday, September 25 but if you can't make that date, why not fix your own? Maureen always holds hers on a Saturday morning, due to work commitments.

Sarah Miles, of Forge End in Weston, is also signed up to take part in this year's coffee morning and hopes to raise �150. She said: "This is the third year I have done it and I just think it's a great cause. Macmillan nurses helped family members when my granddad passed away."

Sarah provides tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits for her family and friends at her home. She said: "It's really easy to do. Everybody has fun and enjoys the morning and it's nice to catch up with people."

Register now to receive your free information pack and to be part of this fundraising event. Visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee or call the Macmillan hotline on 0845 602 1246.

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