Inspiring local women raise £1,000 for cancer research

Friday, 17th March 2017 | General | 0 comments

Local ladies in Flintshire united for a special charity luncheon, raising £1,000 for local cancer research on International Women’s Day (8 March). 

Organised by our Holywell-based fundraising committee, 120 ladies came together to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and lunch to support our charity which funds life-saving cancer research in North Wales.

Tickets for the event cost £15 which included a two-course meal at the Stamford Gate Hotel, Halkyn Road. Entertainment included a raffle which contributed £300 towards the final fundraising total.

Guests had the opportunity to hear an inspiring speaker, Nerys Davies, who kindly shared her stories in relation to International Women’s Day. Nerys, an ex-army nurse talked about her life as a woman in the army.

Helen Mayberry, member of Holywell-based Committee, said: “I was overwhelmed by the response of this year’s International Women’s Day Lunch. Demand was so high we ran out of the first lot of tickets in the first few weeks and the event ran at full capacity. This was the second year we have run the event and we’re all excited to make next year’s event even bigger and better."

“It’s refreshing to see so many ladies come together to support North West Cancer Research and I would like to thank each and every one for their continued support.”

All proceeds from the fundraiser were donated to support life-saving cancer research at nearby Bangor University. 

Sara Cooper, Committee Engagement and Events Executive, North West Cancer Research, said: “It’s great to see all the hard work put in from the Holywell Committee pay off. To sell out an event is a great achievement."

“On behalf of North West Cancer Research I would like to thank everyone involved in making the event so successful and raising the money that allows us to continue our life saving research."

Next year’s event will be held on 8 March 2018 at the same venue. Tickets and information will be released closer to the time.

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