Busy months for Cancer Research

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Cancer Research UK in Todmorden has raised more than £2,500 in the summer and autumn months through fundraising events.

The Todmorden Cancer Research UK committee, which holds fundraising activities all year round, has put on events such as cabaret evenings and swishing parties for locals to raise money, which will go towards saving lives and beating cancer.

The Shaw Farm Liveries owner Esther Horsfall donated money collected at its July re-launch party to the charity. People raised £1,500 at the fundraising activities at the re-launch,

Also in July a member of the Cancer Research UK committee held afternoon tea at their own home which raised a £500 to go towards helping find a cure for cancer.

In September a swishing party was held where guests could sell or swap any clothes, shoes and jewellery they no longer wanted. Sellers donated a percentage of each sale to the cancer charity.

Wine and nibbles were offered and more money was raised through selling tickets to a raffle.

Now a regular fixture in the committee’s calendar in October, the flu jab day at Todmorden Medical Centre, raised over £250 as patients bought diaries, Christmas cards and second hand books, there was also a sold out tombola.

The Catholic Club held a cabaret evening in aid of the charity. The acts included a singer and comedian, and a pie and pea supper was served up by the members of the committee.

More events are planned for the rest of the year and the committee hopes to raise even more for the charity.