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Live Ribble Valley takes a look at a Ribchester-based company that has raised an amazing £10,000 for Macmillan

A Lancashire-based online store has helped raise £10,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of the founder’s mum. Ribchester-based Love My Gifts has raised £10k by simply asking its customers to make a donation at the online checkout when they make a purchase.

The award-winning company, which was founded in 2015 and sells personalised gifts, has been working with the cancer charity for several years, after it previously supported founder Andrew Payne’s mum.

Managing director Andrew, who lost his mum Mary to lung cancer 20 years ago, explains: “The support my mum and family received from Macmillan nurses was invaluable and something I’ll never forget. They were there when we needed them most and that’s why as a business, we wanted to try and help give something back and raise as much money as we can for such a fantastic cause.

“Thanks to our generous customers we have managed to raise an incredible £10,000, which has exceeded all our expectations. We will continue to support Macmillan, and hopefully exceed this figure next year, so together we can help support as many other families affected by cancer as possible.”

The £10,000 raised by Love My Gifts will help pay for a Macmillan nurse for around 312 hours or would provide a £300 Macmillan support grant for around 33 families to help them deal with the financial impact of a diagnosis.

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