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Community is at the heart of everything Macmillan does

Whenever I pick up the phone to talk to companies and ask them whether they would support Macmillan, one of the first things I explain is how Macmillan works in the local community, writes Jamie Davenport, Macmillan fundraising manager for north and coastal Lincolnshire.

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Chris Margrave, head gardener at Clumber Park

Clumber Gardener: Know your apples for home-grown success

In addition to the satisfaction of growing, cooking and eating home-grown produce, growing your own fruit and vegetables allows you to choose varieties for their flavour, as well as their suitability for your garden, writes Chris Margrave, head gardener at Clumber Park in Worksop.

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Jamie Davenport, Macmillan fundraising manager for north and coastal Lincolnshire

Get the kettle on for Macmillan this month

Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ day is one of my favourite days of the year, writes Jamie Davenport, fundraising manager for Macmillan in north and coastal Lincolnshire.

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Heather Arnatt, area co-ordinator for Voluntary Services Centre in West Lindsey

Volunteering is so much different in today’s society

Ask any person on the street to describe volunteering and within a few sentences you’ll likely have heard about charity shops, committee meetings and tin rattling, writes Heather Arnatt, area co-ordinator for Voluntary Centre Services in West Lindsey.

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Remembering a time when dad maintained the family’s car

During my childhood if your parents owned a car you were very lucky. On our street there were maybe five cars to begin with.
As kids you would try to be mates with those whose family had a car as they sometimes included you on their drives; it didn’t really matter where to, the ride was enough.

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Jamie Davenport, Macmillan fundraising manager for north and coastal Lincolnshire

Charity is so grateful for all its summer fund raisers

Summer is traditionally charity events season, when inspiring people and groups decide to do something different to help a local good cause, writes Jamie Davenport, senior fund raising manager for Macmillan for north and coastal Lincolnshire.

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