The memory of Meltonian June Roper MBE, who died last year having raised thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support over the years, is being kept alive in the form of a new fundraising event.
June raised funds by selling her home-made jam, marmalade and chutney and holding an annual coffee morning at her home on Ankle Hill.
In 2005 June’s hard work for Macmillan and other causes earned her an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list. In December 2005 she attended Buckingham Palace to receive her award from Prince Charles.
Now some of her friends and members of the local Macmillan fundraising group have decided to keep June’s memory and her passion for Macmillan alive by hosting ‘June’s coffee morning’ at one of her favourite venues – Hamilton Tennis Club on Sandy Lane - on Friday, June 12.
June also played and coached tennis and badminton in the Melton area for more than 68 years, with those who knew her describing her as a ‘true sportswoman’.
So, if you remember June and used to support her, or if you would just like to show your support for Macmillan, then please come along to the new coffee morning from 10am onwards.