Norfolk fundraisers donate £100,000 to support prostate cancer treatment

The Norfolk and Waveney Prostate Cancer Support Group (NWPCSG), has contributing the sum of £20,000 for the benefit of local patients with prostate cancer during their Annual General Meeting held on 13 April at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH).

NNUH Chairman John Fry received this cheque, along with a further contribution of £30,000 from the Brundall Cancer Community Chest and a donation of £50,000 from Big C. These generous donations are the result of two years of intensive fundraising from each of the three organisations which will benefit the hospital charity’s Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal .

Chairman of Norfolk and Waveney Prostate Cancer Support Group, Noel Warner said: “We were delighted to be involved with the appeal from the beginning and to make a difference. Our group continues to raise awareness of prostate cancer and is determined to provide support and help to those living or diagnosed with the illness”.

Daniel Williams, Chief Executive of Big C said: “We decided to back the TRA campaign from the beginning and we are very pleased to be part of this important step forward in improving local care for patients with cancer.”

Mrs Adrienne Capp, Trustee of Brundall Cancer Community Chest, said: “We wanted to benefit the people of Norfolk and Suffolk and to raise this amount of money we decided to really go for it.”

The Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal will enable patients with prostate cancer to receive local treatment with a targeted form of radiotherapy, called brachytherapy, instead of travelling to Cambridge or London.

Louise Cook, Fundraising Manager for NNUH, said: “We are incredibly grateful to the backing and financial support of the Norfolk and Waveney Prostate Cancer Support Group, Big C and the Brundall Cancer Community Chest.‘’

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 12:00:11 PM