It’s chopsticks at the ready as a group of fundraisers from Southport has organised a Chinese banquet to raise vital funds for a local cancer charity.

 On 7th September the Southport Committee for North West Cancer Research Fund (NWCRF) is inviting people to a night of fun, food and fundraising.

Over 100 people are expected at the social event being held at Ho Lee Chow restaurant in the town. They will enjoy a banquet of soups, sharing platters and popular dishes as well as traditional Chinese delicacies.

During the evening local swing singer Asa Murphy will entertain guests with his version of classics from Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin as well as his own material. Asa was been described by The Times as “Britain’s answer to Michael Bublé” and has performed to sold-out crowds at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and world famous Ronnie Scotts,

Guests will also be able to enter a live auction that includes lots from Liverpool Football Club amongst other local businesses.

Olive Cutts, Committee Chair said: “We are extremely grateful to the team at Ho Lee Chow for opening their restaurant for this fundraising event. I would also like to thank Asa for taking time out of his busy schedule to appear during the night and local businesses for providing such wonderful items for the auction. To date, ticket sales have been very impressive so I urge those who would like to join us to buy their tickets before they sell out!”

Anne Jackson, Chief Executive of NWCRF said: “From great food to great music this event is going to be brilliant. I want to express my thanks to all involved for arranging this special evening and to the Southport committee for their continued hardwork and dedication to the charity. All money raised will be invested into research projects which study the causes of cancer.”

North West Cancer Research Fund provides funding to support essential cancer research here in the North West of England and Wales.

One of the oldest independent charities in the North West, NWCRF funds research at University of Liverpool as well as Lancaster University and Bangor University

For more information about the committee and to hear about future events please visit

The event at Ho Lee Chow Chinese Restaurant on Rotten Row, Southport, PR8 2BZ starts at 7pm. Tickets cost £25 and can be purchased from Olive Cutts by telephoning 01704 5789000.

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