ubu's Kelly Phelps went along to Macmillan Cancer Support in Leeds to help make the first Christmas donation this year:
"I was humbled and honoured to make the first of ubu’s Christmas donations this year, along with Gavin, Darren, Jenny and Denise. The charity we selected was Macmillan Cancer Support in Leeds. This charity has been so crucial to countless people affected by cancer; not just the sufferers but also their family and friends.
We met Clara from Macmillan and looked around the Robert Ogden centre which is based at the grounds of St. James Hospital. At the centre they provide therapeutic massage, hair loss specialists, a drop in café, quiet rooms where people can get support for their treatment and a base for their outreach work.
Over 20 Complementary therapists volunteer their time and skills at The Robert Ogden Centre, providing free sessions to people affected by cancer (patients and their families). It is an environment where patients and their families can drop in for a drink, some time out, or just a chat.
Clara was so grateful for the ubu donation and made us feel totally welcomed as we looked around this incredibly caring environment. Jenny and Denise both said how happy it had made them to be able to hand over the cheque and that they hope it will bring 'that extra bit of happiness to people’s lives this Christmas'."
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team ofpeople in your corner supporting you every step of the way. MacMillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.
Unfortunately the number of people with cancer is growing every day. MacMillan want to reach and improve the lives of every one of those people, and make their journey ascomfortable and happy as possible.