27th Oct, 2016

Borough cancer survivor joined forces with Grace Academy to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

Aisling Kiely 9th Oct, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A FATHER from Solihull joined forces with Grace Academy to take part in the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Stephen Cooke, who was given the all-clear in February 2015 after a brave battle with head and neck cancer, has been left with cognitive impairment due to his treatment.

But with the help and support provided by Macmillan, the 40-year-old claims he is now on the road to recovery.

He added: “Macmillan staff are currently helping me with benefits and legal advice.

“They are always available, willing to help, and seem like they are happy to hear your voice.

“Every time I go for an appointment, a Macmillan Nurse is there if you want a chat.

” It’s not like dealing with someone in a job, but like someone who has had personal experience.

The coffee morning proved to be success and more than £440 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Organiser, Laura Wadley said: “If the parents of any of our students are sick, we try to work out how we can best support these families during what is often a difficult and challenging journey.

Some families in school have been impacted by this disease, and we have been able to signpost the children to the right agencies so they can get help and support.

“We are delighted we have been able to join the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and raise money for such a worthy cause.”