Macmillan honour for Bicester fundraiser

A BICESTER man who helped his firm raise almost £130,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support last year has been honoured with a visit to the charity’s HQ in London.

Luke Williams, assistant manager at plumbing and heating firm Plumbase in Bicester, visited the HQ along with two colleagues representing parent company Grafton Mechanting GB, which raised £129,339 for Macmillan in 2011.

Funds will support the free Macmillan Support Line telephone service.

Blanca Fernandez, head of the Macmillan Support Line, said: “We’d like to say a massive thank you to all at GMGB for raising this fantastic total. We know that people affected by cancer value the service and that it really can make the difference between having a good day and a bad day for them.”

Mr Williams dressed as a penguin for a five-mile fancy dress charity walk around Bicester in June last year, raising £3,700.

Mr Williams has personal reasons for wanting to raise money for Macmillan.

His father, Tad, overcame bowel cancer in 2010 but is now battling liver cancer.