Couple’s charity award

A couple who have raised an estimated £60,000 to help people with cancer have been honoured with an award from Macmillan.

Keith Goodchild and his partner Rita Mumford have run stalls at Buckingham and Towcester markets for the past decade, raising around £500 a month for Macmillan Cancer Support through sales of cakes and homemade jam.

The couple have each been presented with a Macmillan Cancer Support Bronze Award for their efforts.

Mr Goodchild, of Marlow Road in Towcester, said: “We’ve been doing it all these years mainly because I lost my wife through cancer.

“She had home nursing, so I thought we’d have a go at raising some money to help.”

All the homemade jams and cakes sold by the stalls are made by Mrs Mumford.

Mr Goodchild added: “All I would like to do is thank all our customers. Without them we couldn’t have done it.”

The award was presented by Buckingham and Winslow MP John Bercow at Buckingham market last Saturday.

They were joined at the presentation by friend George Wise, who helps run the Buckingham stall.