Family doctors in South Somerset are inviting the public to join them in a celebration of the work of Macmillan Cancer Support volunteers next week marking the 123rd anniversary of the birth of the charity’s founder Douglas Macmillan MBE.
GPs from Milbrook, Bruton, Wincanton and Queen Camel Surgeries will be joining Macmillan Cancer Volunteers and inviting members of the public to hear more about the work of the charity and its local volunteers.
The event takes place on Monday 10th August, at the Market House, Castle Cary starting at 7.00pm.
Members of the public are invited to attend this FREE event by obtaining a ticket from Bailey Hill Bookshop, Fore St, Castle Cary, Somerset BA7 7BG. Tel: 01963 350917. (Light refreshments will be provided.)
Dr Amelia Randle, Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group’s GP lead on cancer explained:
“We hope the event on 10th August will give us an opportunity to thank those who have played a part, from cycling round Britain to buying a cupcake, and by understanding the experiences that motivate them, be able to help design excellent services for future patients.
“Macmillan Cancer Support and its volunteers play a vitally important part in supporting cancer suffers, carers and family members understand cancer and the support that is available to them from diagnosis, through to treatment and after care.
“When Douglas Macmillan, established the 'Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer’ in 1911, (the forerunner of MacMillan Cancer Support) he could have had no idea how the charity would have grown and how many people it has now helped.”