Macmillan can bank on support of Potters Bar Barclays staff

PUBLISHED: 10:00 11 September 2011

Mayor of Hertsmere Peter Knell, Mayoress June Knell with branch manager Tracey Edwards and her staff.

Mayor of Hertsmere Peter Knell, Mayoress June Knell with branch manager Tracey Edwards and her staff.

PEOPLE of Potters Bar, your town needs you.

The mayor of Hertsmere is calling on all businesses, establishments and residents to get behind what he describes as “one of the biggest charity events held in Potters Bar for years”.

In association with the Darkes Lane branch of Barclays Bank, Cllr Peter Knell is promoting a charity day in support of Macmillan Cancer Support which he hopes the whole town can get involved in.

A special coffee morning will be held at the bank on Friday, September 30, something which has been done many times by the charity, but the first time Potters Bar has seen anything of its sort.

Branch manager Tracey Edwards is fully behind the event and is hoping the Potters Bar community will be too.

She said: “Barclays are very proud to be part of this day and all my staff will be getting involved.

“They will all be dressing up in green which is the known colour of the charity, and some will be baking cakes and taking part in raffles to help raise money.

“Macmillan is Barclays’ nationwide chosen charity and we hope this event can help raise the profile of the charity in Potters Bar.

“The bank will match pound for pound what is raised on the day.”

MP James Clappison will also be present at the event and Cllr Knell hopes plenty of others will join him. He told the Potters Bar Edition: “We hope as many people come along as possible. I have written to schools, businesses, churches and hopefully as many residents get involved as can.

“People always come in contact with someone who has been effected by cancer and charities like this one need as much financial support as they can get, we mustn’t forget about charities such as Macmillan.”

Macmillan Cancer Support is a national charity providing practical, medical and financial support and pushing for better cancer care in hospitals and surgeries across the country where their nurses are present.

Becky Ellison, from Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “I’d like to thank everyone at Barclays in Potters Bar for supporting the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, having a cup of coffee and a slice of cake will really make a huge difference.

“All money raised through Barclays will help Macmillan provide financial grants to help people affected by cancer, helping them meet urgent unmet costs which have arisen following diagnosis and treatment.”

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