Harpenden families raise thousands for Macmillan

Campers gathered to raise money for Macmillan

Campers gathered to raise money for Macmillan - Credit: Archant

Thousands of pounds was raised for charity when families from across the district came together for a camping weekend recently.

A total of £4,000 was donated to Macmillan Cancer Support after the Harpenden fundraising branch organised a camping weekend in Hertford with 45 families.

With a Magna Carta theme for its sixth year, campers enjoyed delights from the ‘Friar Tuck Shoppe’ alongside other stalls set up by families throughout the weekend.

A communal barbecue and a marquee provided a central point for activity, and a talent evening proved a hit among campers.

Many of the families had not camped before and Jill Black, organiser, said: “It is fascinating to see the apprehension on their faces when they first arrive and are shown to their pitch.


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“However, by the end of the weekend they are camping converts and talking about their next camping trip and asking about next year’s MacCamping weekend- how that camping bug grabs you once you give it a go.”

Preparations are already under way for 2016, with a caravan set to be raffled off as a top prize.

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