David Mulford

Margarets jam making challenge Donations in celebration of her life

raised of £3,500 target
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We support people affected by cancer to cope with their changing life


Thanks for taking the time to visit Margaret's JustGiving page.

9th April 2024

Margaret unfortunately passed away peacefully on 27th March 2024, just over a month before her 102nd birthday. She had had a series of infections from just before the new year and these continued through the new year. Margaret, went into
hospital mid-March and unfortunately deteriorated over the two weeks.

A Thanksgiving - Celebration of Life service will be held at 1.30pm on 18th April at St Thomas Church Oakwood. It will also be streamed on their website. 

Margaret continued to make jam until a week before she went into hospital. Therefore, any donations are welcome on this site to Nightingale Cancer Support in memory of Margaret and the incredible work that the Nightingale Cancer Support centre do.

Margaret has inspired many through her many years and particularly with this challenge. She was a wonderful Mother to Christine, mother-in-law and friend to many.


Original words as published in 2022

From Margaret. (David is just the inputter).

I am fundraising for the Nightingale Cancer Support Centre in my 100th year by making at least 50 jars of jam/marmalade throughout the year - 1 jar for every two years!

This is for me a particular challenge not only because of my young age (hmmm) but as I have limited sight due to Macular Degeneration and Rheumatoid Arthritis in both hands.  (I have very limited assistance from both David and Christine – usually just scraping out the pan if required and tasting of course!)  The rest of the task I complete by myself. It is something that I really enjoy doing.

I am fundraising for Nightingale as it's such a wonderful charity and cancer has affected number of people within my family including my Mother and within David's family. 

I have made jam/marmalade for close family and friends (by donation to Nightingale) for many years but have decided to take the fundraising to another level in my 100th year.

Hopefully, you will help support this incredible charity for me in my 100th year in lieu of presents or gifts.

Sorry, I can't give you all a jar or two (as I cannot make this into a commercial process).

I intend to keep you posted (well David and Christine will) through Nightingale Cancer Support social media/newsletters etc and of course through this page where we will update pictures etc of the process and jars made so, please keep visiting this link or subscribe to the social media pages of Nightingale Cancer Support Centre -




I have fundraised for Nightingale Cancer Support Centre originally through my church St Thomas's, Oakwood and now want to enhance the fundraising as I have this unique opportunity given to me.

My first target of £100 has been well exceeded, now extended to £200 thank you to everyone who has donated so far. 10/2 The second target has now been exceeded thank you all now raised to £300.

31/1/22 I have now made a further five jars of marmalade bringing the total now made to 11 overall. Picture in media.

22/2/22 I have now made another seven Jars of Marmalade that's 18 overall. Photos in media.

21/3/22 I have now made my first jars of Strawberry Jam for this year - six jars. Now 24 jars in total. Photo in media.

9/5/22 I have

About the charity

It is a local charity offering free services to people in the Borough of Enfield whose lives have been affected by cancer as well as their carers and families. We are not a bedded unit, but provides a range of services aimed to help the person and their family.

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