A Macmillan Specialist Speech and Language Therapist from The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, is leading the way in fundraising efforts to raise cash for Macmillan Cancer Support this year with a Charity Ceilidh, a Kilimanjaro climb, and a charity raffle to list just a few.
Last February Nina Corfield, Macmillan Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, based at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield, organised and hosted a charity Ceilidh with celtic dancing and a live band and raised an outstanding £1,900 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Other fundraising efforts included bag packing at Marks and Spencer last September, and a two hour boot camp which raised even more money for the charity.
This year Nina is kicking off her fundraising with another Charity Ceilidh on Saturday 4 March at Walton Sports and Social Club, Shay Lane, Walton, near Wakefield. This guarantees to be a fun filled night of dancing, great company and fabulous live music from ‘Dogsbody Ceilidh Band’. Tickets are priced at £12.50 for Adults and £5 for children (13 and under), including a hot supper, and can be purchased by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nina hopes a raffle, also taking place on the evening of the Ceilidh will further boost funds for Macmillan. Prizes so far include a three course dinner for 2 at the excellent MalMaison Leeds, dinners at other eateries around Leeds and Wakefield, luxury food hampers and bottles of champagne.
Nina will be taking on the challenge of climbing up Mount Kilimanjaro in September this year.
Nina Corfield, Macmillan Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, said: "This really is going to be a huge challenge for me but I am determined to give it my best. I’m anxious about the effect of altitude and wondering if my knees will hold out, but compared to what our patients have to endure it is nothing. Training is going well so far. I have participated in many charity runs in the past but never a mountain climb’’
She said she is extremely passionate about the work her and the rest of her Macmillan colleagues do for people who have been diagnosed with cancer and are living with the side effects of their cancer treatment.
Nina added: "As a Macmillan Specialist Speech and Language Therapist I am responsible for the assessment and rehabilitation of patients with communication and swallowing difficulties associated with head and neck cancer and its treatment. I’m very aware of the struggles people have and want to do more to help Macmillan achieve their aim that no one should face cancer alone’’
Macmillan Cancer Support provides a wide range of support to help people affected by cancer. Cancer now affects 1 in 2 of us. In West Yorkshire, 32 people are diagnosed with cancer each day and Macmillan spends approximately £2,000,000 in the region each year on assistance with practical, emotional, medical and financial matters.
To find out more about support from Macmillan, visit www.macmillan.org.uk
To support Nina with her fundraising visit: https://www.justgiving.com/Nina-Corfield
Photo: Nina Corfield, Macmillan Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, in training for her climb up Mount Kilimanjaro.