Traditionally after our last two evening shows of the panto we have an “orange bucket” collection for a chosen charity. In 2014 we gave the proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support and the Palliative Care Unit at Antrim Area Hospital.
In Northern Ireland Macmillan provides practical, emotional and financial support to persons suffering from cancer and their families. Every day 23 people in Northern Ireland hear the devastating news that they have cancer and 11 die from the disease. The number of people in Northern Ireland with cancer will double between 2010 and 2030 to over 110,000.
No one should face cancer alone and Macmillan can be there for people with cancer, as well as their families, carers and friends. However Macmillan could not continue their good work without the continuing support, financial and otherwise, of the people of Northern Ireland. £25 pays for a Macmillan nurse to provide medical, practical and emotional support for 1 hour, £196 provides a grant to person living with cancer to heat their home when they really need to.