Big Green Party aims to be red-hot festive fundraiser

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Have you organised your Christmas party yet? Then you can combine having fun with helping a great cause.

Office workers, students and just about anyone making merry this Chrismas in West Norfolk are being encouraged to take part in The Big Green Party to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support over the festive period.

The Lynn News has joined forces with the charity with a target of raising as much as possible for the organisation.

There is no target but if we could raise £5,000, it would be enough to pay for a Macmillan Nurse for a month.

Macmillan is encouraging revellers to hold a celebration at work, at school, even in their own home or village hall to raise money on Friday December 14.

Go green and raise vital money for the charity’s work both locally and nationally.

Macmillan have recently helped to fund an £840,000 refurbishment of the cancer centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Lynn. The work will allow space for nine treatment chairs enabling staff to look after more patients.

Helen Chapman, area fundraising manager for the Macmillan Norfolk and Suffolk fundraising team said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the people of King’s Lynn to celebrate the festive period in style and also help to raise money for vital projects like the QEH refurbishment.

“It would be fantastic if as many businesses, schools and people as possible could get involved to help us meet our ambitious target of £5,000 for a Macmillan Nurse”

She said: “There are many ways to get involved. Turn your office party into a fundraiser, have a green dress down day, a cake competition, a raffle or even a Guess The Baby contest.

“Anything you can do to raise money is greatly appreciated. The most important thing is to have fun and go green!”

Mark Leslie, deputy editor of the Lynn News, said: “We are proud to support Macmillan and want to help to raise as much money as possible through The Big Green Party.”

The Lynn News will be publishing pictures of participants, so let us know if you are supporting the appeal.

How to help

To take part, and get Macmillan materials such as T-shirts, balloons, collection boxes, badges etc, call the Macmillan Fundraising Centre on 0300 1000 200.

To let the Lynn News know and be in with a chance of a photographer to come and see you on the day, contact them on either 01553 817316 or

To find out more about Macmillan Cancer Support, and the work they do locally and nationally, go to their website: