Cancer volunteers net huge fundraising haul

The local branch of Cancer Research UK has raised an amazing �5,700 for the charity during 2014. Celebrating the success are committee members from left, Gretta Wilson, Susan Ferguson, Liz Cushnie, chairperson, Rosemary Graham, Martine Brown, secretary, Lara Nelson, treasurer, and Hilary Lynas, publicity officer. INPT04-214.
The local branch of Cancer Research UK has raised an amazing �5,700 for the charity during 2014. Celebrating the success are committee members from left, Gretta Wilson, Susan Ferguson, Liz Cushnie, chairperson, Rosemary Graham, Martine Brown, secretary, Lara Nelson, treasurer, and Hilary Lynas, publicity officer. INPT04-214.

The volunteers on the local committee of Cancer Research UK have had another sterling year in the fundraising stakes.

The Portadown committee raised a whopping £5,700 during the calendar year of 2014.

The money was raised through events such as street and shop collections, charity boxes, donations, a quiz night and a ladies gourmet evening.

They handed over the cheque during their annual general meeting on Monday night.

Committee Cchairperson, Liz Cushnie, thanked her small but enthusiastic committee for all their hard work over the year. She 
also thanked friends and family for their continued assistance.

She especially paid tribute to the people of Portadown for their continued support and all the local businesses who have assisted and sponsored events over the year with particular thanks to The Yellow Door, Eurospar, Asda, Inner Wheel Club Portadown and Killicomaine and Clounagh junior high schools.

In Northern Ireland funding goes towards the pioneering work of the doctors, scientists and nurses at the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology – next door to the Northern Ireland Clinical Cancer Centre at Belfast City Hospital.

There, the truly dedicated team work together to find better ways to detect, monitor and treat cancer and research continues to beat cancer sooner. The Local Portadown Committee would welcome new members.

If you would like to chat to someone about joining or helping in any way, contact Hilary on 38335607 or Liz on 38849121.