Friday, 24 June 2011

Macmillan Centenary Race Evening Tuesday 5th July

Come racing at Southwell Racecourse on Tuesday, 5th July and enjoy superb live music following racing from The Joe Strange Band and help MacMillan Cancer Support celebrate its Centenary. MacMillan Cancer Support aims to improve the lives of everyone affected by cancer, providing medical, emotional and financial support and pushing for better cancer care. They reply entirely on donations and receive no government funding.

Ask around and most people will have either had direct help from them or know someone who has. Last year alone, their local benefits advice services reached an estimated 63,000 people and leveraged more than £101m of benefits for people affected by cancer.
Amazingly, MacMillan Cancer Support is actually celebrating its Centenary this year - not a bad milestone for a charity that was set up with a £10 birthday gift by Douglas MacMillan after his father had died of cancer.

The volunteers groups in Nottinghamshire have made it their aim to ensure that £2011 is a land-mark year for MacMillan in Nottinghamshire. To this end they have organised a number of special events throughout the year to help celebrate this important anniversary and raise funds to help the charity continue to deliver its incredible services.

If Ascot and the Derby have whetted your appetite for a trip to the races, then the next major event will definitely be the one for you! The MacMillan Centenary Race Meeting is being held at Southwell Racecourse on the evening of Tuesday 5th July. The event will have six live horse races, with the first starting at 6.40 p.m. Perfect for an evenings entertainment after work! Food and beverages will be available throughout the evening and the under 18's will be able to attend FREE of charge.

Southwell Racecourse have very generously allowed the MacMillan Fundraising Teams an allocation of Grandstand Enclosure tickets (£11 per ticket) which MacMillan are able to pass on to supporters for only £6 - a massive saving and a 100% donation to MacMillan. These savings are only available from MacMillan. Where else can you give to a charity and receive a wonderful night out in the bargain. Please Click here to purchase your tickets now.

For those wanting something extra special, MacMillan have a VIP Marquee where you will be able to enjoy a 3 course carvery, private bar, private tote, access to the Parade Ring and live TV coverage of the event so you can relax in your seat and enjoy the whole event. Tickets for this exclusive area are £60, but these will only be available to purchase until Friday 24 June.

MacMillan would love you to join them to make this a truly memorable celebration - and a lot of fun.

Click here for more details from MacMillan
Click here to visit the Southwell Racecourse website
Please note: first race times are subject to change.

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