SOUTHPORT CHARITY BALL FUNDS RESEARCH INTO CANCER November 6th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments CHARITY BALL FUNDS RESEARCH INTO CANCER A group of charity fundraisers from Southport have raised an outstanding £3,600 for a local cancer charity at their annual ball. During the event organised by the Southport Committee of North West Cancer Research (NWCR) at Victoria Leisure and Sport Centre on Saturday, October 12, guests took part in a charity auction and funds raised were then doubled by Barclaycard, generating £1,500. Guests enjoyed entertainment throughout the night varying from comedians, a live band and a disco. The Committee has delivered magnificent support to NWCR for years and is very passionate about funding research into the causes of cancer. Olive Cutts, Chair of Southport Committee, said: “Cancer is something that is very personal to our Committee. I am undergoing treatment at the moment but this gives me the energy and desire to fight this awful disease and help others it may touch. The event was a great success and we are delighted to handover the funds we raised to NWCR to help them to continue the brilliant work they do.” Anne Jackson, Chief Executive of NWCR, said Committees such as Southport were the backbone of the charity. “We are so grateful for the time, effort and tireless fundraising from our Southport Committee,” said Anne. “The event was a great success and will support research into the causes of cancer within the region. The hard work and passion of all Committee members really does make a difference.” NWCR supports research projects and University of Liverpool, Bangor University and University of Lancaster. For more information about the charity or to find out how to become a member of your local committee visit www.nwcr.org <http://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!