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Wyre Forest cancer research fund-raising tops £19,000 in a year
9:10am Tuesday 13th March 2012 in Local
CANCER research fund-raisers in Wyre Forest have collected more than £19,000 in the last year towards finding treatments and cures for the disease.
That puts the total raised by the district’s committee of Cancer Research UK to more than £600,000 in the 41 years it has been fund-raising.
Highlights of the year included Music for You at Kidderminster Town Hall, which raised £1,700 for the charity and the committee’s popular annual lunch at the Granary at Shenstone, which topped £1,000.
Treasurer David Smith reported to the committee's annual meeting that a jazz night by Geoff Goodwin and his Jazz Men at Bewdley’s Black Boy pub, Kidderminster Road, had raised £735 and a garden party at the home of Pam Jarvie raised almost £800.
A concert by the Phoenix Crown Big Band raised £707 and an animal healing event banked £481 for the charity.
Other significant income came from the Association of Welding Distribution with a £600 donation, £550 from King Charles I High School via the work of the committee’s school ambassador Chris Dale and £365 from Slimming World.
In memoriam donations were slightly up on the previous year’s figure of £11,207 at £11,802.
Committee chairman Peter Tomlinson said: “We are delighted that despite the current economic climate, so many people are prepared to organise and support events to fund research into cancer - a disease which touches us all either directly or indirectly.”
The next fund-raising event on the committee’s calendar is another cabaret-style evening of music and dance by the Phoenix Crown Big Band at Stourport Civic Hall on Saturday, March 31 at 7.30pm.
Tables of four to 10 are available in the hope that parties will make up a table. They can be booked by contacting David Parker on 01299 250297.
Tickets, priced £8 each, are also available from Kidderminster Town Hall, Stourport Civic Centre and Phipps and Pritchard estate agents in Stourport. or from the civic box office on 01299 878087.