An Inverallochy fund-raising committee is celebrating raising £5,530 for Cancer Research UK at their coffee morning in November 2013.
The Invercairn Cancer Group began fundraising for Cancer Research UK in 2002 and together with the money raised in 2013 the group has raised £59,799 for the life-saving work of Cancer Research UK.
Commenting, Elaine Whyte, Chair of the Invercairn Cancer Group, said: “I would like to thank everyone who came along to the coffee morning last year and those who kindly donated raffle prizes and presents.
“We’re so grateful for the support we receive and we’re delighted that the event continues to be popular with the local community.”
Fiona Harvey, Cancer Research UK’s Local Fundraising Manager for the North-east of Scotland commented: “I would like to thank the Invercairn Cancer Group for the fantastic amount they have raised and for helping to beat cancer sooner.
“At Cancer Research UK we want to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Our bold ambition is to accelerate progress within the next 20 years so that at least three-quarters of people survive the disease.
“One day research will beat cancer. Because of the contribution of the Inverallochy group, that day will come sooner.”
Cancer Research UK funds a number of researchers at the University of Aberdeen. Also people in and around Aberdeen are helping with research by taking part in clinical trials for a number of cancers, including lung, ovarian and pancreatic cancers.
For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work to find out how to support the charity, please call 08701 60 20 40 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org.uk