More than one hundred locals have helped North West Cancer Research add to its fundraising totals, at a special charity evening at one of Southport’s top Chinese restaurants.
The Southport-based volunteers who have been raising money for cancer research charity NWCR for the last six decades, held the annual event at the Ho Lee Chow restaurant on Rotten Row on September 18th.
The 108 guests, enjoyed eight courses of traditional cuisine, served up by restaurant owners Warren and Christine, who along with members of their family and friends gave up their time to help out on the evening.
A raffle and auction added to the entertainment and a total of £1,961 was raised, with Barclay’s Bank agreeing to match fund the amount, taking the overall totals to just over £4,000.
All money raised will be donated to North West Cancer Research, who fund vital search into the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer, helping increase our understanding of the disease and directly benefitting people living in the North West.
The charity which has had a presence in Southport since 1957, has committed to funding more than £11.2million of cancer research over the next five years. It currently funds research at the University of Liverpool, as well as at Bangor and Lancaster Universities.
Olive Cutts, Chair of the NWCR Southport fundraising committee, said: “The Ho Lee Chow fundraising evening is always a highlight of our calendar. Not only does it allow us to raise money for vital cancer research but it also gives us an opportunity to enjoy some great food, company and entertainment.
“This is the sixth year we have held the event and the restaurant’s owners Warren and Christine, have always offered us strong support. They kindly created a wonderful banquet at a reduced price and offered their restaurant for the evening free of charge and I would like to thank them for their continued support.
“£4,000 is a fabulous amount of money to raise in just one evening and this is testament to the hard work of the committee, particularly the work of Linda Edge and Margaret Ishwood, who have given up so much of their time to make this possible.
“On behalf of the committee, I would also like to thank the local residents and businesses, who have been so generous in donating gifts for the raffle and auction.
“Sadly cancer affects all of us in some way, at some point during our lives. I have battled cancer myself and know how devastating the disease can be. But, thanks to cancer research which is currently being carried our right here in our local areas, we are now able to treat cancer more effectively and help people live longer.
“That is why every penny we raise for NWCR is so important.”
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