Funds drive for cancer drop-in centre

PHARMACY staff from Chesterfield are set to undertake variousfundraising activities in a bid to raise enough money to set up a new cancer drop-in centre.

Joy McDermott and Kate Walker are part of a support group that has been established to provide support for patients, their relatives and


Ms Walker said: "We eventually want to provide a separate treatment room where we can offer aromatherapy and massage, and potentially invite local advisors such as Citizen's Advice. There is currently nothing like this available in Chesterfield.

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"We've got lots of fundraising events planned. I'm running the London marathon in April and Joy's husband, Tony, is cycling from John O'Groats to Land's End in May."

A meeting of the support group is set to take place tomorrow from 6.30pm at the Polish Club near Saltergate. For more information call group chairman Barbara Wallace on 07564152921.