A group of Northwood residents have not let the pandemic hold them back and have raised over £10,000 for Mount Vernon Cancer Centre.
Northwood NATO Spouses, a group for spouses with members posted to Northwood MARCOM, have raised this incredible sum despite many of their events being cancelled.
This did not stop them as they moved events online hosting raffles, virtual markets and gingerbread, jam and cookie sales.
Elaine and Stella, co-chairs of the Northwood NATO Spouses said despite the distance created by the pandemic, the activities have brought members together.
They said: “All these innovative and fun activities, in support of Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, have been incredible in drawing us closer together.
“We’ve all been touched by someone who has had cancer and undergone treatments, so we appreciate the need to support patients during a very difficult time in their life. As an international NATO community, it was important to us to support a local charity.
“Through our fundraising efforts, combined with the great work done by the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, we are happy to contribute in making a positive difference in our community.”
Eloise Huddleston, head of East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity said: “The Northwood NATO Spouses are an amazing group who didn’t let the restrictions of the pandemic put them off their fundraising.
“Their support has been fantastic. I can’t thank them enough. Their support will help Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, which treats people from Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire as well as northwest London and Berkshire, continue to provide extraordinary care to patients facing treatment for cancer.”
You can support Mount Vernon Cancer Centre at enhhcharity.org.uk/Appeal/mvcc