Big cheque heading Macmillan’s way thanks to Potters Bar bank staff

PUBLISHED: 10:45 23 October 2011

Mayor and mayoress Peter and June Knell with representatives from Barclays and Macmillan

Mayor and mayoress Peter and June Knell with representatives from Barclays and Macmillan


A CANCER charity can bank on a huge donation coming its way.

Staff at the Darkes Lane branch of Barclays bank joined Hertsmere mayor Peter Knell in a big cheque presentation, as it was confirmed a final figure of £7,450 will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support on behalf of Potters Bar.

The sum was raised during the town’s specially-held coffee morning at the end of September, with Cllr Knell and branch manager Tracey Edwards at the heart of organising proceedings.

Cllr Knell was particularly pleased to see all the hard work, for the charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event, pay off.

He said: “It really was a fantastic effort by the people of Potters Bar and it’s great of Barclays for doubling the amount of money that was raised.

“We have had a good year raising money in Potters Bar with all the tremendous efforts put into the Potters Bar Carnival and now this morning for Macmillan too.”

Val Preedy, a Potters Bar resident and cancer sufferer, is a former Barclays Bank member of staff and was also present at the presentation.

She added: “It is reassuring to know that Macmillan is always there to support, comfort and advise me.”

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