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Summer Lunch raises £7,000 for cancer research

The Summer Lunch organised by the Crowborough committee of Cancer Research UK raised £7,000 for the charity.

Around 150 people attended the annual fundraising event on Wednesday 17th June at the East Sussex National near Uckfield.

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Summer Lunch for Cancer Research UK, organised by the Crowborough committee at the East Sussex National June 2015 (Photo: Mike Hopps)

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Guest speaker Dr Sam Godfrey from the Francis Crick Institute

Guests enjoyed a talk by Dr Sam Godfrey who spoke about the pioneering research work into cancer and other diseases at the new Francis Crick Institute in London.  The Institute is a hub of scientific work and a centre of European excellence, enabling researchers from many fields to come together and share their findings.

Committee member Gwen Young said:

It was a fascinating insight into what can happen when you get some the world’s brightest minds working together in the same building, able to collaborate on ideas and share knowledge from different  spheres of medical research.  The centre is already attracting scientists from all over the world to come and work in this new exciting environment.

The Cancer Research UK Crowborough committee is run by a team of volunteers.   Since it was founded, the Crowborough committee has raised nearly £300,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Sponsors of the event included A.C. Cars of Crowborough and a number of Crowborough businesses, including T&T, Durban Dentists, Feedback and Coppards, generously made donations towards the raffle.

The committee are grateful to everyone who came along, sponsored tables and donated raffle prizes – their generosity and support  made the lunch a huge success and the funds raised are essential to the work of Cancer Research UK.

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