Friends start new group to raise cash and beat cancer

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A GROUP of volunteers in Rugby are raising vital funds for Cancer Research UK.

Rugby mayor Cllr Gwen Hotten will be at the Rugby Fundraisers’ first event in Dunchurch on November 19.

They are staging a Christmas fair in Dunchurch Hall and everyone is welcome.

Helen Jones, who is one of the volunteers, said: “We all have families and friends that have been affected by the disease and we wanted to do something to help.”

Sue Medcalf, Cancer Research UK’s area volunteer manager for Coventry & Warwickshire said: “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 without whom we would not be able to fund our vital research.”

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 funder of cancer research in the UK.

Survival rates for cancer have doubled in the last 30 years. But one-in-three people will still get cancer at some point during their lifetime. Cancer Research UK’s ground-breaking work, funded entirely by the public, will help ensure that millions more people will survive.

There will be a wide variety of stalls, selling all manner of gifts from shabby chic gifts to vintage cake stands.

Admission and parking are free.

Raffle tickets will be on sale at the fair, which runs from 2pm to 5pm, with prizes including meals at the Huntsman restaurant, Omars, the Dun Cow and Crystal Chinese, Rugby Theatre tickets, hairstyling at Lucy Locketts, bio-sculpture nails from Anew and vouchers from Sainsbury’s and Anne-Marie’s Florist.

The Rugby Fundraisers can be contacted the group at rugbylovescancerresearchuk@hotmail.co.uk. Telephone Helen on 07779 006897 for more information.