Angus fundraisers celebrate five years

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The Angus Local Committee began fundraising for Cancer Research UK in 2010.

Since then the amazing sum of £63,500 has been raised from events such as ‘Bark in the Park’ in Brechin and Forfar, the Arbroath Dook and collections in Montrose. The Angus Committee at the moment is planning the first mOOntrose Night Walk in Montrose.

Alana Loudon, chair of Angus Committee said: “We have great fun organising our events whilst contributing to world class research.

“I thank the generosity of the people in Angus, they’ve always been very supportive of the work that we do and are the main reason that we have been so successful in raising this amazing sum. If you would like to join the Angus committee please contact me on alanaloudon@hotmail.co.uk’’

Money raised by the Angus local committee will fund research to beat cancer sooner, helping to ensure more men, women and children in Angus and Tayside and across the UK survive.

Richard Cowie, Cancer Research UK’s local fund-raising manager said: “The Angus Local Committee has made a huge contribution to Cancer Research UK’s work over the past five years and we are incredibly grateful for their support.

“Cancer survival rates have doubled since the 1970s and our work has been at the heart of that progress. However, we have only achieved this thanks to the volunteers and supporters like the Angus Local Committee without whom we would not be able to fund our life-saving research.”

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

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, two in four people survive cancer. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that three in four 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.