Cancer Research UK managers stand up to cancer in Horsham

JPCT 101013 S13410017x Cancer Research UK campaign. Senior fundraising manger Benita Wright at front with colleagues -photo by Steve Cobb
JPCT 101013 S13410017x Cancer Research UK campaign. Senior fundraising manger Benita Wright at front with colleagues -photo by Steve Cobb

The South East team of Fundraising Managers from Cancer Research UK have made a date to Stand Up To Cancer and is urging everyone to follow in their footsteps.

Regional Manager Felicity Louden and Senior Fundraising Manager Benita Wright together with their team of six fundraisers, Chloe Williams, Jessica Blake, Rachel Brown, Sally Huggins, Bridgett Vane, Sharon Baldwin joined people across the region and the UK by literally standing up on Thursday, October 10th by doing a collection at Horsham Train Station to raise vital funds for life-saving research into cancer.

The team of Fundraising Managers stood up collecting at Horsham Train Station from the early hours of Thursday morning and raised £395 for the campaign.

Stand Up To Cancer unites scientists, celebrities and communities across the UK to generate funds, raise awareness and bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Last year Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 joined forces to launch ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ for the first time in the UK and raised a staggering £8 million to help accelerate pioneering cancer research.

Supporters can choose exactly how, when and where they make their stand. They might opt for endurance standing, by staying upright for the full 24-hours, or extreme standing, by choosing a weird and wonderful location, like a bath of baked beans or the top of Ben Nevis, or they could rise to the occasion by going for fancy footwear and swapping stilettos for flippers in the office.

This is the critical time for research into cancers. Advances in science have put cures within grasp.

But the time it takes to reach these depends on how much money is raised and how quickly.

By boosting funding right now, the best research teams will be able to develop new treatments, bring cures faster and save more lives.

Comedian Alan Carr, who is supporting Stand Up To Cancer, said: “I know all too well how devastating this disease is for families everywhere and I’m asking everyone across the UK to join me and make a stand. There are so many ways you can get involved, with friends, family and workmates. So, don’t sit on your butts! Stand Up!”

For more information and to register for a free fundraising pack visit www.standuptocancer.org.uk

Report submitted by Benita Wright, senior local fundraising manager