Herne Bay Fundraisers Need Your Help

The Herne Bay Local Committee recently celebrated raising over £500,000 for Cancer Research UK over the past 53 years.

Herne Bay Fundraisers are currently looking for new volunteers to enable them continue their local fundraising.

 

Since they began in 1963, Herne Bay Local Committee have organised collections, quiz nights, sponsored walks and many other events to support the life-saving work of Cancer Research UK. With a recent decrease in volunteer numbers, the group are in need of new members to ensure their fundraising can continue.

 

Anne Ash, Secretary of the Committee said: “We are proud to have supported Cancer Research UK for many years and our members really enjoy raising money for such a worthy cause. Unfortunately, our committee is getting smaller which makes it very difficult to organise more fundraising events.”

 

The group have historically organised an annual Summer Fair in the Promenade, but due to a decreasing number of volunteers to help on the day, the committee have made the tough decision to cancel this event from now on.

 

Margaret Ridley, Committee Treasurer said: “It was a tough choice to make, but we simply do not have the numbers we need to continue with an event on that scale.

 

“The commitment we need from an interested volunteer is really very low – we meet for an hour every other month and would need support at 5-6 events or collections each year. We would love to hear from anyone that can help us moving forward.”

 

Local Fundraising Manager Lynette Farley said: “Volunteering for Cancer Research UK is a very rewarding experience. Not only will you be raising funds to help us beat cancer sooner, you will also meet some wonderful people, not to mention having lots of fun!”

 

Herne Bay Local Committee’s next event is a sponsored walk on Sunday 2nd October. The walk is 7.5 miles with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK.

 

To find out more about volunteering with Herne Bay Local Committee or to register your interest for the Sponsored Walk, please contact Anne Ash on [email protected] or Margaret Ridley on 01227 363136.

 

For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1022 or visit cruk.org.

 

 FOR FURTHER MEDIA INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Lynette Farley, Local Fundraising Manager – North & East Kent, 07717 652679 or [email protected]

  

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 About Cancer Research UK

  • Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research.
  • Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.
  • Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its life-saving research. Every step it makes towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated.
  • Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival rates in the UK double in the last forty years.
  • Today, 2 in 4 people survive cancer. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that 3 in 4 people will survive cancer within the next 20 years.
  • Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.
  • Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1022 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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