FRIED RICE AND FUNDRAISING IN SOUTHPORT FOR NWCR November 20th, 2013 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments FRIED RICE AND FUNDRAISING It was chopsticks at the ready as a group of fundraisers from Southport hosted a Chinese banquet evening to raise vital funds for a local cancer charity. On Friday, October 25 the Southport Committee of North West Cancer Research (NWCR) invited people to a night of fun, food and fundraising. Over 130 people attended the social event held at Ho Lee Chow restaurant in the town. They enjoyed a banquet of soups, sharing platters and popular dishes as well as traditional Chinese delicacies. During the evening the hardworking committee raised a phenomenal £2,400. They were also shown great support from Barclaycard who have promised to match pound for pound the total funds raised. Olive Cutts, Chai r of the Southport Committee, said: “We are extremely grateful to the team at Ho Lee Chow for opening up their restaurant for our fundraising event. I would also like to thank the community that help us make each event such a success. We are delighted to have raised such a significant amount of money to fund research into cancer.” Anne Jackson, Chief Executive of NWCR, said: “I want to express my thanks to all involved for arranging this special evening and to the Southport committee for their continued hard work and dedication to the charity. The funds they have raised are truly amazing and they will be invested into research projects which study the causes of cancer.” For more information about the charity please visit www.nwcr.org Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!