TWO Sutton landlords held a fundraising event for Macmillan Nurses to say cheers for the care they gave their relatives during their battle with cancer.
Steven and Julie Glover lost their 29-year-old daughter Susan Marriot and Steven’s mother Gertrude when she was 75 to the disease.
They raised £170 from a raffle and food sales at a Christmas fair at the Royal Foresters pub, Coronation Street, and have so far raised another £350 from ticket sales for another raffle on Christmas Eve.
Said Steven: “Everybody enjoyed it and we had a female singer with a good following doing stuff across the board - from the 70s to new stuff.”
Julie said the couple decided to hold the event as a way of supporting Macmillan Nurses after losing their loved ones.
“It makes us feel that we are putting something back and helping other people who are going through what we have been through.
“Macmillan Nurses are needed and it is something to help people who have cancer.
“Macmillan Nurses are worth every penny spent on them.”
The couple’s daughter Susan battled lymph node cancer for five-and-a-half years before she died of the disease. Steven’s mother was diagnosed with cancer after having problems with her throat.
Said Julie: “She had a bad throat for a couple of years but would not go to the doctors. My father-in-law made her go but she missed the second appointment. She finally went a year later. She lived for three months after that.”
Grandparents-of-11 Steven and Julie will be holding their Christmas Eve raffle at the Royal Foresters, where tickets can be bought, and plan to hold more fundraisers this year at the pub.
Macmillan Nurses specialise in caring for people with cancer. They offer expert information, advice and support free of charge.
For more information or to get involved with fundraising visit www.macmillan.org.uk