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Rotarians raise cash for Macmillan Nurses in memory of Steve Elmer
Rotarians raised hundreds in memory of a club member who died of cancer.
Steve Elmer, who had been part of the Elstree and Borehamwood Rotary club for 16 years, died of lung cancer in November.
His former club mates managed to raise £440 for cancer charity Macmillan Nurses at a coffee morning held in Metrobank, Theobold Street, on Friday September 28.
David Clout, press officer for the club, said: “I know Steve was at the event in spirit. It was really a great event, the atmosphere was so uplifting.
“Steve left a massive hole in the rotary club. Everyone misses seeing his smile around here. He was just a fantastic person who would help anyone.”
The coffee morning is an annual feat, hosted by Macmillan Nurses as part of the ‘biggest coffee morning in the world’.
The 60-year-old builder had been diagnosed with cancer just a year before his death but was convinced he was going to beat the disease.
Father-of-two Mr Elmer was at last year’s event selling raffle tickets with a smile on his face, despite still undergoing chemotherapy.
Mr Clout added: “I am impressed we managed to raise all this cash, and it was nice that we were able to do it in Steve’s memory whilst helping others affected by cancer.
“It was a shock to everyone when he passed. It really is a heartless disease.”