Last Saturday Annabel's Angels were lucky enough to be able to run a bucket collection at the Derby v Leeds game at Derby County football ground. The weather was great, the organisation from the ground superb, the friendliness from staff and stewards exemplary. And of course, at 3-1 to Derby the result made the day even better! In total we had a team of 28 volunteers who all had an excellent time. The public were happy to stop and chat with us, and, of course, to dip their hands in their wallets and donate. We took a lot of change away with us at the end of the day. We even managed to grab Conor Sammon for a donation (lovely chap!).
Our grand total was £1240. This surpassed the target we had in mind. So as you can imagine, we're very pleased indeed. A massive thank you from the team at Annabel's Angels to everyone who donated!
We also had a chance to connect with the Macmillan green bus team, which was a great opportunity to catch up with Ruth Wilson and get to know the Macmillan staff and volunteers team.
Annabel's Angels would like to say a sincere thanks to everyone connected to the club, right from stewards up to the senior management team. This amount of money will be put towards helping people in Derby in their daily battle living with cancer. We donated a cheque for £1000 to the Combined Day Unit last Friday and we are currently in discussion with a number of local service providers in funding some creative arts workshops with an aim of bringing people affected by cancer together to realise they're not alone and to fuel mutual peer support.
Check out the full set of pictures from the day on our Facebook Page