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intu Milton Keynes teamed up with Milton Keynes
Hospital Charity and Keech Hospice to support international World Cancer Day on
Monday 4 February.

Not only was the shopping centre raising money for
Cancer Research by selling wristbands but, from 11am-2pm, a team of experts
from Milton Keynes Hospital Charity and Keech Hospice were on the mall,
advising and educating people on cancer, as well as talking about how we can
all take action.

Shoppers came along to talk about concerns they
have for themselves or family members and were directed and advised for further
help if needed.

Milton Keynes Hospital Charity also had a special
memory tree in the mall, where shoppers could hang messages for their lost
loved ones.

intu shopping centres across the UK have made a
long-term commitment to the World Cancer Day cause, in terms of raising
awareness, inspiring action and improving education. World Cancer Day’s
current, multi-year campaign – #IAmAndIWill – is all about encouraging people
to make a personal commitment to reducing the impact of cancer for themselves,
those they love, and the world. This could include a quick gesture such as
sharing information on social media or making a donation, right through to
writing to political parties calling for action, holding an event, or

Shelley Peppard, general manager at intu Milton
Keynes, said: “Cancer affects all of us in one way or another, and it is about
time we raised our collective voice. Thank you to everyone who came along to
our event on 4 February – it was great to see the people of Milton Keynes
joining us, to ask their questions and learn more about this awful disease, as
well as the wonderful World Cancer Day campaign.”

Vanessa Holmes, Head of Fundraising at Milton
Keynes Hospital Charity said: “We’re really grateful to the wonderful people at
Intu for asking us to take part in the World Cancer Day event. Meeting people
in the community meant a great deal. Our cancer centre appeal will help the
hospital transform cancer care for people in Milton Keynes and its surrounding
areas, and we’re so pleased to have Intu’s support.”

The total money raised from wristband sales and
collections will be announced on intu Milton Keynes’ social media channels.

Useful links
intu MK
Milton Keynes Hospital Charity
Keech Hospice
World Cancer Day

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