SEAFORD: Cancer charity fund-raisers celebrate anniversary

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A SEAFORD fundraising committee is celebrating raising £300,000 after 60 years of supporting Cancer Research UK.

The team began its efforts to support the charity in 1950 and raised the impressive amount over the decades with street collections, buffet suppers, cheese and wine luncheons and various other events.

Marion Palmer, chairperson of the Seaford committee said, “Like many I had a family member diagnosed and treated for cancer.

“I am sure this is why people get involved. You can see the devastation cancer causes to families and friends and it’s been encouraging to see the progress made by the work of Cancer Research UK.

“I would like to thank the generous nature of the people from Seaford, they’ve always been very supportive of the work we do, and are the main reason we have been so successful in making this amazing sum of money.”

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to research into the causes, prevention and treatment of cancer and is the largest single supporter of cancer research in the UK.

The charity supports research in all aspects of the disease through the work of more than 4,800 scientists, doctors and nurses who have contributed to 19 of the top 20 drugs used to treat cancer patients worldwide today.

Benita Wright, Cancer Research UK’s area volunteer manager for East Sussex said, “I would like to thank Seaford Committee, for the fantastic amount they have raised and the massive contribution they have made to our vital work over the years.

“Cancer Research UK has made enormous progress in the fight against cancer and continues to do so. However, we have only been able to do this thanks to the dedication and commitment of our volunteers and supporters.”

If you would like to support the committee you can call 896459.