Some of the CRUW team with the £6,000 cheque
CRUW, the volunteer fundraising group for Cancer Research UK in the Hertford and Ware region have made their first donation of the 2012-13 financial year, raising a cheque for £6,000 to the charity.
The group’s Treasurer, Jeremy Donaldson, said “This is a fabulous start to the new financial year and a credit to the team. However we have much to do. We are keen to hear from supporters in the local area who can help with the many fundraising events we have planned for the year. Even people who can only spare a couple of hours at the weekend, once or twice a year, will be really appreciated. Do get in touch with our motivated team of fundraisers!”
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CRUW is appealing for donations to Cancer Research UK before the end of the financial year. With your help, researchers at the Cambridge Cancer Centre will build on their expertise in breast, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, oesophageal, blood and prostate cancers. They will also strengthen research into cancer prevention, focusing initially on lung cancer. Scientists at the Centre will speed efforts to detect lung cancer earlier and treat it more effectively, saving many lives.
Imaging is an exciting area of cancer research, and scientists in Cambridge are unlocking its potential to diagnose cancer earlier when it can be more successfully treated. This work will also help to personalise treatment by helping doctors to choose the best approach for each patient and monitor its success.
Cambridge is home to one of Cancer Research UK’s funded institutes – the Cambridge Research Institute. Also located in Cambridge is one of our Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMCs), where the latest cancer treatments are developed and tested in early stage clinical trials. Research into the biology of cancer – understanding how the disease starts and spreads – is carried out both at the University and at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and this work underpins the cutting-edge trials taking place at the Cambridge ECMC.
Staff at the Centre will also train the next generation of cancer scientists and doctors – ensuring that research in the city continues to flourish.
Our life-saving work is entirely funded by the public. None of it would be possible without the generosity and commitment of the millions of people that support us.
Instant donations can be made via text message in the UK via JustGiving. Simply text “CRUW99 £x” to 70070, where “x” is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10. The relevant sum will be added to your mobile phone bill.
Many thanks for your generous support!
Burlesque in action at the CRUW dance event
This month the CRUW team, the Ware and Hertford local volunteer fundraising team for Cancer Research UK, hosted a Burlesque and Belly dancing workshop at Wodson Park in Ware.
Jem (www.burlesquebelles.co.uk) led the burlesque workshop and taught everyone a sequence to ‘Hey big spender’ and Samirah (www.bellybelles.co.uk) the bellydancing workshop . Both teachers gave their time free to the event.
There was a raffle with a prize of tea for 2 worth £60, kindly donated by Hanbury Manor.
The event was enjoyed by everyone who participated and nearly £300 was raised!
CRUW has donated a further £6,000 to Cancer Research UK as a result of its fundraising activities in the Ware and Hertford region. This brings the total raised by the team to over £35,000 since inception and more than £20,000 this financial year. Treasurer Jeremy Donaldson said “This is the largest single donation we’ve made to Cancer Research UK to date. The whole team is delighted.”
CRUW is staging a fundraising Burlesque and Belly Dance event in Ware on 25th February. Tickets can be bought online at www.cruw.org. Tickets bought before midnight 19th February qualify for entry into a prize draw for tea for two worth £60, generously donated by Hanbury Manor. The winner will be announced at the event.
CRUW has launched its own website which aims to consolidate all its social media links into one simple page. It also lists upcoming events and allows people to buy tickets online 24×7. The site is located at www.cruw.org.
Simply text CRUW99 £10 to 70070 (in the UK) to donate £10.
Hertford and Ware volunteer fundraising group CRUW has donated a further £5,000 to Cancer Research UK out of funds raised in their region. Treasurer Jeremy Donaldson said “We’re delighted to make another substantial donation this year. This brings funds raised since our committee formed to just shy of £30,000 and funds donated to Cancer Research UK this calendar year to £25,000″.