Memories of India

Ali, Owner-Manager of Memories of India in Bosham held a fabulous dining and music evening on 5th Dec. featuring a Paul McCartney-Beatles tribute band in aid of Macmillan. Motivated by the loss of a friend to cancer and in appreciation of the care that friend received from Macmillan, Ali generously wanted to support Macmillan with this wonderful evening Delicious food was enjoyed, great songs well delivered and much dancing ensured… Ali generously donated £500 and Ronnie & Sally Williamson organised and held a raffle that raised a further £116.
Huge thanks to all!!!

Macmillan in Sussex Leaflet

The following information is available as a single-fold, A5 leaflet which has been distributed to a number of interested health and care organisations locally. If you would like copies, please let us know via local volunteer, Roger Meadows ( / 07831 574180)

2019 Folk Concert… FANTASTIC!

The biggest crowd yet attended the ‘Best Ever’ Macmillan Folk Concert at the Fishbourne Centre on 8 November. Entertained by a fabulous selection and variety of outstanding Folk Music and tear-inducing comedy, the lucky attendees all agreed that this was a truly wonderful and outstandingly entertaining evening… The evening raised an amazing and record £3,850!!!
HUGE congratulations to Ronnie & Sally and all their loyal supporters for a truly superb event in support of Macmillan.

Cowdray Golf Day 2019

The sun shone gloriously on the 18 teams of valiant golfers for this year’s Macmillan Charity Golf Day at the stunning Cowdray Park Park Golf Club on Wednesday, 3rd July.

The format for the day’s play was Stapleford – 2 Best Scores on each hole. The stylishly-clad, Cumbacks triumphed in the team competition taking the Gordon Cup for the 2nd time with a score of 94 points. Their hero/bandit was Lionel Hickey who won both the individual Shield with 41 points and the Nearest the Pin in 2 Shots. Second placed, Four Blobs in a Row (86 points) narrowly pipped The Farragos (86) on count back.

The auction was masterfully managed by Patrick Doyle and added a further £3,115 for Macmillan Cancer Support and helped raise a total for the day of £8,250… A fabulous result… Huge thanks to all involved.

Photos of all the winners and all the teams are shown below.

Finally, we are pleased to advise that we are planning for our 2020 event to return to its original timing of the second week in June, and so we have pencilled in Wednesday, 10th June. Please make a diary note!

Gordon Cup Team Winners – The Cumbacks
with Mark Frampton (Private Finance) and Tim Davidson

Individual Shield winner, Lionel Hickey
Team Runners-Up, Four Blobs in a Row
Third-placed team, The Farragos
Nearest the Pin – Men (9th) – Colin Kaye
Nearest the Pin – Men (17th) – Marcus Opoku
Nearest the Pin – Ladies (11th and 17th) – Jane Morton
Longest Drive – Men (4th) – Marcus Opoku
Long Drive – Ladies (4th) – Sarah Davies
Nearest the Pin in 2 Shots (18th) – Lionel Hickey

Punk Fest at Chichester Inn

We delighted to announce that Grantley Thoms and Blow Me Management will be staging The Razorback Punk Fest evening at the Chichester Inn, West Street, Chichester on Saturday, 22 June at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from the Chichester Inn website and all proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Many thanks to all those involved in organising, performing and attending this iconic event.

Latest Local News

West Sussex:

Worthing and St. Richards Hospitals: £38k funding to enable the Trust to extend the working hours of their Specialist Palliative Care Nursing Team to cover weekends and Bank Holidays for two years. 

National guidance highlights that hospitals should have specialist palliative care nurses available at the weekend and bank holidays to support patients with terminal diagnoses.  Western Sussex Hospitals had secured agreement for weekend working from their staff but did not have the funds to pay for the (higher) pay costs of providing a weekend service.  We have agreed to fund this work, and the service is now available seven days/week.

St. Richards Hospital, Chichester:  Haemato-oncology Support Worker extension funding, two years £113k, approved in January, both roles recruited to. 

These two Macmillan Cancer Support Workers work with the chemotherapy team at St. Richards Hospital in Chichester helping the chemotherapy nurses with straight forward procedures and providing patient education sessions.  Chemotherapy nurses are difficult to recruit, so these lower band roles release the capacity of more senior staff to deal with more complex patients.  Demand for chemotherapy has increased 20% per annum in the last few years at St. Richards, which is why we are happy to continue funding these two roles.  These support workers have done a great job in increasing the patient contact and giving patients time to discuss their concerns and any issues they may be having.

Worthing Hospital:  Macmillan information space, £35k

A Macmillan information room is being developed outside the chemotherapy waiting area, where people can come and browse information, be supported by Macmillan Volunteers , meet with Welfare Benefits advisers and have counselling sessions.  PQL  Gail Maguire has been working with the Hospital estates department to agree the designs for the room and work is due to start imminently

Midhurst Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care Service, £480k in ongoing yearly funding

We continue to fund 40% of the running costs of the Midhurst Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care Service, which provides Specialist Palliative Care to people in their own homes across a wide rural area across West Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey.  The service provides a broad range of support nursing care, consultant advice, physiotherapy, counselling and help from volunteers in driving to appointments.

West Sussex Macmillan Welfare Benefits Service.  We continue to fully fund the West Sussex Macmillan Welfare benefits service in 2019, provided by West Sussex CAB.  

Jaime Rowbotham


Jaime Rowbotham only took up cycling a year ago and so the prospect to the 100 mile, Ride London challenge was a pretty daunting one for him. The route takes in some of Surrey’s toughest hills which also featured in the 2012 Olympics but we’re delighted to say he didn’t end up like this…

His ride ended with Jamie crossing the finishing line still in one piece and having raised a tremendous £1,725 for Macmillan. Well done Jamie and many thanks from us all.

Macmillan in Sussex Update

Here is the latest update of Macmillan’s work in Sussex during 2017…

Lynn Salton – 10 years Service Award

At the South East regional gathering on 19 June, the Chichester Committee’s, Lynn Salton received a 10 Year Service Award. Lynn has been particularly responsible for the wonderful December Wine Tasting evenings and the summer Tennis events… so combining just two of her many loves…

Julia Baker – Lifetime Achievement Award

Volunteers and support teams from across the South East met on Tuesday, 19 June at Clapham, north fo Worthing for a rally exchanging the latest information on Macmillan’s activities and results. During this gathering, Julia Baker received a lifetime award from Claire Singlehurst, Macmillan’s Director of Fund Raising.