Southport fundraisers raise a glass for cancer research

Generous Southport residents have raised £1500 for the region’s leading cancer research charity.

More than 100 people gathered at Hillside Golf Club to enjoy a cheese and wine evening organised by North West Cancer Research’s Southport-based committee.

Monies raised will be donated to North West Cancer Research to facilitate research into the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, including studies at the nearby University of Liverpool.

Olive Cutts, chair of the Southport Committee, said: “It is wonderful to see so many people from the local community come together, have an enjoyable night and raise an outstanding amount of money for North West Cancer Research.

“On behalf of the committee I’d like to thank Hillside Golf Club and everyone who bought a ticket and donated presents for the raffle for their kind and continued support.”

Jackie Jaeger, Olive Cutts and Jim CuttsPhoto: Jackie Jaeger, Olive Cutts and Jim Cutts

North West Cancer Research is the region’s biggest funder of cancer research. The charity has committed to funding more than £12.3million worth of cancer research over the next five years – £8.8million of which will be spent on research based at the University of Liverpool.

Anne Jackson, CEO of North West Cancer Research, said: “The success of the event is testament to the strength of our local fundraising committee in Southport and the time and energy they devote, as well as the generosity of the local community.

“Our committees are vital in allowing us to fund cancer research which has a direct impact on those living in the region. The money goes straight into funding research to develop our understanding of cancer at local universities so we’re hugely grateful to those who attended and gave so generously.”


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