June 2013 Verwood Fundraising Committee
is celebrating raising £100,000 for Cancer Research UK.
Members of the Committee have raised the money over the years through coffee
mornings, beetle drives, open gardens and fashion shows.
Woodman, Cancer Research UK’s Area Volunteer Manager
for the South West said: “I would
like to thank Verwood Committee for the fantastic
amount they have raised and the massive contribution they have made to our vital
“Cancer Research UK has made enormous progress in
the fight against cancer and continues to do so. However, we have only been able
to do this thanks to the dedication and commitment of our volunteers and
supporters without whom we would not be able to fund our vital research.”
Shirley Grange, Chairman of Verwood Committee, said “I would like to thank the
generous nature of the people from Verwood who have always been very supportive
of the work that we do, and are the main reason that we have been so successful
in raising this amazing sum of money. But our work doesn’t stop here as there
is still more research to fund so that we can save more lives. We are now keen
to raise our next £100,000.
Cancer Research UK
Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving
lives through research
charity’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of
cancer has helped save millions of lives.
Research UK receives no government funding for its life-saving research.
Every step it makes towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated.
Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen
survival rates in the UK double in the last forty years.
Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of
over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.
with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK's vision is to bring
forward the day when all cancers are cured.