LOCAL people have embraced events organised by Castle Community Church in support of cancer nurses across the country.

The church opens its doors each year and hosts a number of events including cake sales, coffee mornings and raffles to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

A particularly popular fundraising activity this year was the church’s coffee morning, which was praised for raising over £230 by Northwich Mayor Kevin Rimmer who came down to lend his support.

“It has been a great pleasure to visit Castle Community Church today and support its Macmillan Coffee Morning,” he said.

“Cancer can affect people’s whole lives and Macmillan Cancer Support is there to help people and their families find the best way through it.

“Macmillan nurses have an incredible talent of treating those suffering as individuals rather than patients.

“I would like to thank Castle Community Church for supporting the World’s Greatest Coffee Morning and all those other organisations in Northwich who have hosted similar events over the last couple of weeks.

“It is our small way of thanking this amazing charity for the work they do in supporting those with cancer.”

Glenys Cotterill, a member of the church who helped to organise the events, added: “I would like to thank all those that gave their time up to come to our coffee morning and raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

“Families that have been touched by cancer know that Macmillan nurses are truly inspirational and with their support provide unique help through what is a very difficult journey.

“Since 1990, coffee mornings have raised over £200 million for Macmillan Cancer Support and Castle Community Church is pleased to be part of this nationwide effort.”