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Help a good cause with month-long movie MAYhem cancer fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 15:00 14 March 2018

The Lennox Children's Cancer Fund is celebrating 25 years of helping sick children this year. Photo: Lennox Children's Cancer Fund

The Lennox Children's Cancer Fund is celebrating 25 years of helping sick children this year. Photo: Lennox Children's Cancer Fund

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Are you a movie-buff? Well this May you have a chance to get together with friends in front of a good film while still doing your bit to help a good cause.

The Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund, based in Western Road, Romford, is calling on residents across Havering to turn their homes into cinemas for one night this May to help raise much needed funds.

Supporters can sign up to receive a Lennox Movie MAYhem pack to help them support the charity by turning one night out at the cinema into one night in with family and friends.

The charity is asking families, businesses and social groups from the local community to get involved and show their support.

Vincent Fitzmaurice, Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund chairman, said: “We wanted to organise something a little different, that would get all ages involved.

“We are hoping for a range of themed movie nights, spanning from Disney to Star Wars, romantic comedies and much more!

“Why spend a night at the cinema when you can watch movies from the comfort of your own home and help a local charity at the same time?”

The charity plans for Movie MAYhem to become an annual event, with people from all over the UK being encouraged to host their own movie nights.

Mr Fitzmaurice added: “We’re hoping that people will have great fun creating their own unique movie experiences using our Movie MAYhem pack.

“By supporters asking their guests to donate just a fraction of what they would normally spend at the cinema they will be supporting the Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund while having a great night in with their friends and family.”

Since its foundation in 1992, the charity’s achievements include the recruitment of a nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hackney in 1993, the purchase of a three bedroom luxury respite lodge in 1998, which has since been used by more than 1,200 children and their families, and the introduction of a welfare and benefit advice project in 2016.

For more information and to receive your Movie MAYhem pack: call 01708 734366, email events@lennoxccf.org.uk or visit the website www.lennoxccf.org.uk


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