A CHARITY working hard to eradicate cancer is calling for silence in Elles- mere Port.
The town’s Macmillan Cancer Support team needs to raise £15,000 this year to provide people affected by cancer with nurses, grants, help and advice.
They have set themselves the formidable challenge of reaching everyone who is affected by cancer in Elles- mere Port by 2010.
To help with the fund- raising effort, Macmillan wants pupils and teachers to join in its 12th annual sponsored silence, entitled The Big Hush, on Friday, January 25.
The event marks the end of Cancertalk Week, an initiative to teach children aged seven-16 more about the disease and the work being done to combat it.
Macmillan staff are willing to visit pupils to talk about their work.
A Cancertalk teaching pack with lesson plans and worksheets, booklets, a poster and DVD featuring sufferers is also available.
“Taking part in The Big Hush couldn’t be easier – or more fun,” said community fundraiser Aimee Scally.
“You can sign up the whole school or a single class, and organise the children to be sponsored for every minute they keep quiet or pay a small amount to take part.
“With more than one million people currently living with cancer in the UK, many young people know someone affected by the disease. So The Big Hush is a great way to help us improve their lives.”
For more details or a Cancertalk teaching pack, call 0845 6011716 or e-mail email@example.com.